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.