The Really Useful Science Book: A Framework of Knowledge for Primary Teachers / Edition 3 available in Paperback
Written for classroom teachers and those in training, this book has been designed to support and extend teachers' and students' own knowledge and understanding of science, and should be of particular use to non-specialists.
Throughout the book every effort has been made to interpret the ideas and concepts of science in user-friendly language, using everyday activities as illustrations. The book is divided into three sections:
- life and living processes
- materials and their properties
- physical processes.
Key ideas are suggested for each section and then expanded to include important related science concepts. The book provides comprehensive knowledge for science at Key Stages 1 and 2, and sets the scene for teaching and learning at Key Stage 3.
About the Author
Steve Farrow was Senior Lecturer in Science Education in the School of Education at Durham University, where he was also director of Primary ITT programmes.
Amy Strachan is Senior Lecturer in Primary Science Education at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, UK. She has more than 10 years of experience as Head of Science in international, state and independent schools and has produced teacher materials for both the BBC and Oxfam.
Table of Contents
Section 1: Introduction Section 2: Life Processes and Living Things Key Idea 2.1. Characteristics of Living Things. Key Idea 2.2. Life Processes. Key Idea 2.3. Optimum Conditions for Survival. Key Idea 2.4. The Variety of Life. Key Idea 2.5. Adaptation to Environment. Key Idea 2.6. The Transfer of Energy. Section 3: Materials and Their Properties Key Ideas 3.1. The Particulate Nature of Matter. Key Ideas 3.2. Classification of Materials. Key Idea 3.3. Changing Materials. Key Idea 3.4. The Rock Cycle. Key Idea 3.5. The Water Cycle. Section 4: Physical Processes Key Idea 4.1. Sources and Form of Energy. Key Idea 4.2. Forces. Key Idea 4.3. The Earth and Beyond. Physical Processes: Schools National Curriculum Coverage. Initial Teacher Training National Curriculum Coverage