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An A-Z of Primary Science: Active Teaching and Learning Approaches in Science

This booklet aims to provide a starting point for reflection and discussion on issues in primary science education. It has been produced to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original Active Teaching and Learning Project (ATLAS) which drew upon the expertise, experience and advice of teachers and educators from around the country in 1986. Much has changed in science education since then, yet many things have stayed the same. The booklet is guided by the two principles that:

1. Children learn best when they are motivated to learn and when they are actively involved in the learning process.

2. A teacher is likely to be more effective having first gained the confidence and skills to use a range of strategies which provide a variety of active learning experiences for the students.

This resource has been provided by the Centre for Science Education at Sheffield Hallam University.

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