Science 5-11: A Guide for Teachers, Edition 3

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This third edition of the bestselling textbook Science 5–11 has been fully updated to provide a synthesis of research and best practice in teaching and learning that focuses on successful ways to engage and motivate young scientists.

Responding to the new curriculum, particularly ‘Working Scientifically’, this edition now includes:

  • New sections on whole-school assessment, mentoring, transitions and a topics-based approach.
  • Reference to the ‘big ideas’ of biology, chemistry and physics with chapters clearly related to this new subject structure.
  • Updated tables of progression in each topic area and reference to cross-curricular contexts.
  • New self-assessment questions for teachers, the option for higher-level thinking and further reading.
  • An updated chapter on subject leadership with an increasing emphasis on monitoring progress.

Bringing together research undertaken from a range of activities in the field, this book forms a comprehensive and clear guide, outlining the subject knowledge that a teacher needs, the curriculum requirements and the best ways to go about teaching. A practical guide ideal for students, trainees, mentors and other practising teachers, the book provides information on appropriate science topics for Key Stage 1 and 2.

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About the author

Alan Howe is Head of Department for Education Studies, Bath Spa University.

Christopher Collier is Senior Lecturer in Education, Bath Spa University.

Kendra McMahon is Senior Lecturer in Education, Bath Spa University.

Sarah Earle is Senior Lecturer in Primary Education, Bath Spa University.

Dan Davies is Dean of Cardiff School of Education, Cardiff Metropolitan University.

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
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Published on
Jul 14, 2017
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Pages
296
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ISBN
9781134995424
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Language
English
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Genres
Education / General
Education / Teaching Methods & Materials / General
Education / Teaching Methods & Materials / Science & Technology
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Eligible for Family Library

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Before your students can discover accurate science, you need to uncover the preconceptions they already have. This book helps pinpoint what your students know (or think they know) so you can monitor their learning and adjust your teaching accordingly. Loaded with classroom-friendly features you can use immediately, the book is comprised of 25 "probes", brief, easily administered activities designed to determine your students' thinking on 44 core science topics (grouped by light, sound, matter, gravity, heat and temperature, life science, and Earth and space science).

The probes are invaluable formative assesment tools to use before you begin teaching a topic or unit. The detailed teacher materials that accompany each probe review science content, give connections to National Science Education Standards and Benchmarks; present developmental considerations; summarize relevant research on learning; and suggest instructional approaches for elementary, middle, and high school students. Other books may discuss students' general misconceptions about scientific thinking about scientific ideas. Only this one provides probes, single, reproducible sheets, you can use to determine students' thinking about, for example, photosynthesis, moon phases, conservation of matter, reflections, chemical change, and cells. Each probe has been field-tested with hundreds of students across multiple grade levels, so they're proven effective for helping your students reexamine and further develop their understanding of science concepts.

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