The Last Science Extract

The end of National Science week is finally here and therefore so is the last extract from our new book ‘Key Concepts in Primary Science‘.

Here is a outline of each chapter for you to enjoy- and don’t miss out on the 15% off deal on our website!

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Free Science Extract 3: Introducing the Concept Map

It’s nearly the end of the week so sadly this means it is also nearly the end of National Science Week.

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For those of you that are unaware, this week we’ve been showcasing extracts from our new science book ‘Key Concepts in Primary Science‘.

In this extract we’d like to introduce you to the concept map. Every chapter or “key concept” is introduced first by highlighting the standards laid out in the national curriculum (see yesterday’s blog post here) THEN with a concept map.

Enjoy this concept map of ‘Materials and their properties’.

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What do you need to know to be able to teach this topic?

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So it’s National Science Week and we have the third free extract of our newly published book ‘Key Concepts in Primary Science‘- I know what you’re thinking, what a fitting publication date!

Each chapter, or “key concept”, is introduced with reference to the national curriculum meaning that from the beginning, teachers know exactly how much they need to understand in order to effectively teach that topic.

Read this introductory passage on Chapter 8: Light

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A free extract: What are solids, liquids and gases?

Happy Tuesday morning!

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In celebration of National Science Week, we are giving you a week of free extracts from our newly published book ‘Key Concepts in Primary Science‘. Enjoy this first extract on key concept number 1- solids, liquids and gases.

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A book for National Science Week

It’s National Science week and children all over the country will be celebrating in schools so we’ve decided to join in on the celebrations!

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This long-awaited title is the key to enabling teachers everywhere to inspire and open the minds of their pupils.

Here is a short entry from the authors Vivian Cooke and Colin Howard.

I am delighted that my colleague Colin Howard and myself have written our second book on primary science, Key Concepts in Primary Science.  The book has been written for both trainee and qualified primary teachers to support them in developing an understanding of the concepts and knowledge outlined in the National Curriculum for science at both Key Stage 1 and 2.

Outstanding teachers of primary science need to have strong subject knowledge in science and an understanding of children’s ideas and misconceptions to enable them to have an impact on children’s learning and allow children to make progress.  Many students that we have taught over the years not only find particular science topics such as Forces and Electricity difficult, but also hold common misconceptions themselves.  In order to increase teachers’ confidence and competence in science subject knowledge and subject-specific pedagogy, the book guides readers to identify their strengths and areas of weaknesses though an initial subject knowledge audit.  This is followed by a concept map of the key concepts dealt with in each chapter and the associated vocabulary which is then defined.  Readers are then prompted to reflect on their understanding at the end of each key concept and a list of resources including websites are included to enable them to further develop their subject knowledge if needed.

We hope you will find the book useful and help you in inspiring children to learn more about this fascinating subject.

Best wishes Colin & Viv.

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