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Primary Science: Teaching the Tricky Bits Teaching the Tricky Bits by Neil Rutledge

Primary Science: Teaching the Tricky Bits Teaching the Tricky Bits


Primary Science: Teaching the Tricky Bits Teaching the Tricky Bits by Neil Rutledge

Do you lack confidence in teaching the more difficult areas of primary science? Do you want accessible, well structured support? Yes? Then this handy book is for you... It provides a combination of engaging, practical lesson ideas and subject knowledge to help you teach the trickiest parts of primary science such as materials and their properties, magnetism, circuits, forces and life processes. Using strategies that have been successfully used in primary school classrooms, it explains the most difficult topics in a simple, non-technical style. It includes a range of accessible ideas, hints and tips with a focus on providing a skills-based, problem-solving approach to learning. Each topic area includes advice on: How to link the topic with other areas of learning Identifying and challenging common misconceptions How to effectively pre-assess the learners' ideas to best meet their needs Practical activities for challenging and developing children's ideas Explanatory models to help pupils consolidate their understanding This book provides friendly support and guidance to anyone teaching or training to teach primary science.

About the Author

Neil Rutledge is Senior Lecturer in Science at the University of Cumbria, UK and also runs science CPD programmes for Cumbria LEA and for the Science Learning Centre. He has been nominated for the National Teaching Fellowship scheme.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st October 2010


Neil Rutledge

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Open University Press


216 pages


Teaching of a specific subject
Educational: Sciences, general science
Primary & middle schools



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