Teaching tricky science concepts
Understanding in science helps children to make sense of the world in which they live.
But some things in science can be difficult to grasp. What has happened to the water in puddles? What is the difference between melting and dissolving? Do all empty things float?This book provides a path to understanding particular concepts in science, particularly the more difficult parts. It takes a step-by-step approach to learning, starting from what children already now and building up with each small step to what you want them to know. The book covers aspects from all the areas of the science curriculum.
Each science concept covered is provided as a separate unit and includes:*notes on the science background*examples of specific problems that children commonly have with the concept*suggestions for teaching the concept*ideas for consolidating and developing learning*examples of questions for checking understanding*suggestions for how to teach each area*Practical step-by-step teaching guidance in easy-to-follow format*Science background information included*hands on activity ideas to reinforce understanding*Includes phootcopiable illustrated examples to aid teaching and understanding
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