Successful science teaching in primary schools requires a careful understanding of key scientific knowledge. This book covers all the major areas of science relevant for beginning primary school teachers, explaining key concepts from the ground up, helping trainees develop into confident science educators.
Classroom activities and Videos of useful science experiments and demonstrations for the primary classroom are integrated into each chapter to translate concepts into teaching practice.
Chapter content is linked to the National Curriculum in England and the Curriculum for Excellence, demonstrating how you could relate understanding to the relevant curriculum taught in schools.
This book covers essential content across the sciences to guide teachers to meet curriculum requirements. The authors write in a clear and accessible manner. With a long-standing experience in teacher education, the authors encourage teachers to deepen their interest in science and support them with developing their practice with pupils. A helpful resource for those beginning to teach.