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Musical Instruments

The Teaching Primary Science book Musical instruments uses instruments and other materials readily available in primary schools as the basis for investigations through which children can begin to understand and enjoy aspects of physics. The book aims to provide help for...

Aerial Models

The Teaching Primary Science book Aerial models concerns activities which are likely to arouse interest, excitement, enterprise and competition. The book recognises that whilst these actions can be used as stimuli leading to scientific work, measurement and the...

Paints and Materials

The Teaching Primary Science book Paints and materials draws upon some of the materials and techniques of artistic expression to explore ways of asking questions and finding answers in a scientific way. Each chapter contains an activity and a list of materials for...

Candles

The Teaching Primary Science book Candles uses the study of candles to illustrate how much science can come from the study of everyday objects. It describes a selection of the many investigations which start from candles and which give some idea of what science is. The...

Report on the STEM Mapping Review 2004

The purpose of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Mapping Review, published by the Department for Education in 2004, was broadly to:

• investigate whether STEM initiatives currently being taken forward address the concerns raised about the decline in demand of university places in...

IPSE: Report

The IPSE Report from the Association for Science Education (ASE) describes the national evaluation of the Education Support Grants (ESG) primary science schemes, 1985-88. Chapter One describes the process of the evaluation and data from the evaluation are presented in Appendices 1-8. In Chapter Two, the different...

The School in Focus

This IPSE publication from the Association for Science Education (ASE) presents findings from the evaluation of the Local Education Authorities (LEAs) taking part in the Government funded scheme for promoting science in primary schools, 1985-8. The different LEAs adopted a wide variety of strategies for developing...

Building Bridges: Towards Continuity and Progression

This IPSE publication from the Association for Science Education (ASE) describes attempts within the Education Support Grant (ESG) project to establish liaison between and within schools. Most attempts were concerned with the primary-secondary interface. In addition to commenting on these, this publication also...

Addition and Subtraction

This selection of spreadsheets, designed by the Primary National Strategies to aid teaching and learning, tackles addition and subtraction in a variety of ways.

[b]Number line counting[/b] shows a number line of ten places, numbers between 0 and 99 can be chosen. The numbers on the line can be hidden or...

General Number

This selection of spreadsheets, designed by the Primary National Strategies to aid teaching and learning, tackles number in a variety of ways.

[b]Number grid generator[/b] has three spreadsheets and a guidance file. They allow numbers to be generated, by choosing a start number and a step, that can be used...

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