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Science

This is concerned with the teaching of science including physics, chemistry and biology.

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ELibrarian question Hi, I am Staring GTP (Graduate Teacher Programme) this September; Training in K3, year 3. I need to increase my subject knowledge for “English, Maths, and Science” Is there any good website that deal with just increasing subject knowledge for Trainees. Thank you.
ELibrarian question Hi I hope you can help I am writing an essay about sensitive topics in the school curriculum particularly in science and I really can't find any research or journals which discuss the topic am look for information about teaching evolution to religous children and about smoking when a lot of pupils will have family who smoke or have died from the associated diseases. Thanks I will be grateful...
# This is a preliminary research report, presented at BERA 2009, on one component of the ESRC-funded “Talking to Learn, Learning to Talk in Science” project. The focus of this resource is on research methodology and results. The researchers adopted a narrative approach to interviews where the teachers were asked to tell the story of their own experience of a lesson which they regarded as 'good'....
# Sustainable development and citizenship are two educational dimensions to which science has much to contribute. This article from the Sci-tutors website provides guidance in both statutory and non-statutory aspects for provision in primary and secondary schools.
ELibrarian question I am writing a literature review for my PGCE research project. My research question is "what effect do teacher choice and student choice of the students in a group have on group work?" I am a science teacher so I am particularly interested in any research in this area. I have several references related to group work but need to find some relating to whether friendship groups or other grouping by...
ELibrarian question Hi, I am writting an assignment on how primary teacher's subject knowledge in science can help to progress pupils. Are there any relevant journals/information that could be used to help me? Thanks
# This unit on the Sci-tutors website extends the ideas covered in the first two ‘materials' units and is specifically aimed for teachers engaged with teaching chemistry at KS5 (A-level) although there is relevance at KS4 too (as well as for teachers' personal knowledge development). The introduction touches upon the natures of science and then focuses upon the patterns of ideas involved in...
# This is a video produced by Teachers TV which focuses on continuing professional development activities within Blackwell School in Bristol. The video is based upon the use of a regular in-house newsletter employed by the school’s head of CPD to publicise opportunities to colleagues. Three examples of development activities resulting from the circulation of the newsletter are shown. First, a...
# These articles were originally published as part of the Spotlights series of publications for practitioners by the Scottish Council for Research in Education (SCRE). They are provided as free downloads, by Practical Research for Education (PRE), the practitioner journal of the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER). The articles offer an overview of evidence on the effectiveness of...
# This article from the Sci-tutors website focuses on overcoming the barriers to teaching science to learners with special educational needs.
ELibrarian question Hi, I am currently on placement and we are studying plant growth, involving the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. I am looking for an ICT resource / game that can be used independently by the children on this topic? Can you help? I am based in a reception class, so foundation based. Thanks .
# The BBC has archived sections from its TV programmes about the solar system and embedded them in this truly magnificent website. The site is arranged over seven sets of topics (sun and planets (9 topics); moons (19); other bodies (5); ‘highlights’ (8); space missions (37); astronauts (8); scientists (10)). Each of these 'sets' has its own page with hot links to the individual topics and a brief...
# This unit on the Sci-tutors website explores the applications and implications of the ‘particulate theory of matter’ including both the kinetic theory of matter and the ways in which atoms of various elements can link together to form ‘substances’, be they elements, compounds or mixtures.
ELibrarian question Hi, I am doing an assignment based on cross curricular work in maths, sciene and DT I have been given the topic seasons to focus on are there any websites or articles on cross curricular work in these areas or anything on seasons. Thank you.
# This article on the Sci-tutors website stresses the importance of ensuring that trainees have access to appropriate ideas and resources to enable them to engage with ethnicity and gender issues. An introduction to the legal framework is provided together with examples of course related activities and resources. These have been used in both primary and secondary training programmes.
ELibrarian question I'm currently in my first year of a B.Ed course and I am struggling to find any in depth information on why children like to have responsibilities in experiments e.g. having their own cup of water to measure temperature in a science investigation? I have read through most of the Harlen and Qualter 'The Teaching of Science in Primary Schools' book and this contains little information on the topic...
ELibrarian question Dear TTRB e-librarian, I am currently planning to teach Life Cycles in Science to my YR5 class in the summer term (for 5 weeks). I have looked at various sources for inspiration on the QCDA and Hamilton websites, but would like to offer the children something other than seed planting or looking at pictures of various animals developing. Are there any creative angles that I have not looked at...
# This article on the Sci-tutors website explores the conceptual barriers to understanding the nature of science or 'how science works'. In general many scientists and science educators do not have a clearly articulated view on the subject and it remains a disputed field. It seems clear that 'doing science' is an activity that all humans engage in to some extent and that it requires curiosity,...
# This article from the Sci-tutors website provides ideas relating to assessment to answer questions such as: Why do we assess? What is assessment? Who is it for? How do monitoring and assessment support teaching and learning? and How is a school assessment policy interpreted within the science department? A substantial number of downloads is provided that give access to materials used in some...
# During National Science and Engineering Week 2010 (w/c 15 March), Teachers TV is showing a week of programmes showing innovative practice in the teaching and learning of science including a new series featuring a whole range of science lesson ideas for primary teachers; a brand new 3-part series on urban engineering, and a whole range of new science programmes for use in primary and secondary...
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