Science focus: the Salters' approach 1 - teacher's guide

The Salters' team at the University of York believes that science teaching should be founded on materials and experiences familiar to pupils. Key scientific concepts are drawn out from contexts which really mean something to pupils. For example, using shampoos as a starting point leads to the need to consider acids and alkalis; drinks provide the context for the particulate theory; monitoring a premature baby introduces aspects of information technology.

This teacher's guide for Year 7 contains course plans, unit plans, lesson plans, background information for non-specialist teachers, assessment details, technician's notes and photocopy masters for support and extension activities. It is part of a Key Stage 3 course based on the Salters' Foundation Units which have been used in trials in over 400 schools.

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Author(s)Mary Aitken, Elizabeth Swinbank
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