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

Show health and safety information

Please be aware that resources have been published on the website in the form that they were originally supplied. This means that procedures reflect general practice and standards applicable at the time resources were produced and cannot be assumed to be acceptable today. Website users are fully responsible for ensuring that any activity, including practical work, which they carry out is in accordance with current regulations related to health and safety and that an appropriate risk assessment has been carried out.

Author(s)Douglas Newton
Age5-7, 7-11
Published by
Shelf referenceA 372.35044 NEW
Direct URLhttps://www.stem.org.uk/x85bk

This is a physical resource. Come and visit the National STEM Learning Centre library to see it.

Find out more about the Centre