Teaching primary science: chemistry NE005 / A23
Online, self-paced course. Participants can join and start this course at any time after the advertised date.
Teach primary science effectively by developing your subject knowledge and confidence in key science topics: materials and their properties, states of matter and changes in materials.
Through the course, we will demonstrate common misconceptions children may have and show how to identify and overcome them through practical activities.
Who is it for?
This online course is for primary teachers and trainee teachers for primary education (pupils aged 5-11 years). Teaching assistants may also be interested in developing their subject knowledge through this course. The English National Curriculum will be referred to, but teachers will be able to apply subject knowledge to their own curricula.
What topics are covered?
This course covers:
- common misconceptions about dissolving, melting and irreversible reactions
- exploring changes in materials through practical work
- activities to elicit children’s misconceptions about states of matter, materials and their properties
- true false statements, odd one out and sorting activities
- scientific vocabulary
How will you learn?
This course is not facilitated. You can learn independently or with colleagues to directly address your individual needs.
How long is this course?
This course takes around 9 hours to complete and you do not need to be online at any specific time. You can take the course at your own pace.
Who is the course leader?
This is a self-paced Online Course
The course leader will be introduced in the course.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
identify the importance of good subject knowledge when teaching primary science
develop personal subject knowledge of chemistry
apply subject knowledge of chemistry to class teaching of pupils aged 5-11 years old
explore practical activities to teach scientific concepts in the primary curriculum
identify common misconceptions children may have in primary science concepts
develop teaching strategies to identify and overcome children’s misconceptions
|Teaching primary science: chemistry
|01 September 2023
|State-funded school or college
|Activity fee£50.00 +VAT
|Fee-paying school or college (independent)
|Activity fee£65.00 +VAT
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