Teaching primary science: chemistry NE005
Develop your knowledge and discover how to address pupil misconceptions when teaching chemistry in primary science.
Online, self-paced course. Teach primary science effectively by developing your subject knowledge and confidence in science topics. This course will examine key subject knowledge within the chemistry elements of the primary science curriculum. Through the course, we will demonstrate common misconceptions children may have and show how to identify and overcome them.
Who is it for?
What topics are covered?
- why good subject knowledge is essential when teaching primary science.
- developing subject knowledge for the chemistry content of the primary science curriculum.
- understanding children’s misconceptions about chemistry and identifying teaching strategies to identify and overcome them.
- subject knowledge to teach understanding materials and their properties, states of matter, and changes of materials.
How will you learn?
How long is this course?
- 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
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