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Maths Chest 3 - Sorting

This resource from Maths Chest 3 contains detailed teacher notes for running activities on logic. The topic is organised into two sets of activities both of which include teacher-led activities, group activities and individual activities. At the end of each topic there are opportunities for reinforcement and...

Problem Solving in School Science

This book, published in 1986 by Macdonald & Co, was written with the view that children should be encouraged to use their own initiative in problem solving and be encouraged to come up with their own ideas for investigations. The core belief was that children develop a positive self-image by overcoming...

A Source Book for Primary Science Education

This book, published in 1983 by Hodder and Stoughton, was written with the core belief that primary school science should use 'the world around us’ to ask questions that may be answered in a scientific way. Aimed at head teachers, subject leaders and classroom teachers, it provides teachers with a guide to key...

Colouring All the Trains

In this resource, children are asked to investigate the number of possible trains they can make for a given colour of rod. They then record this information and see if they can find any patterns. It helps develop the skills of logical thinking, looking for patterns and the systematic recording of results. It could...

Recording Subtraction Stories

In this resource, children are asked to create subtractions using different coloured rods and interpret and solve subtraction sentences. Following this they form all of the possible addition and subtraction sentences for three given rods. This activity is a way of introducing or reinforcing subtraction using a...

Interpreting One-colour Trains as Fractional Parts

In this resource children are asked to build all of the possible one-colour trains to match the purple rod. Fitting them underneath they then resemble a fraction wall where children can describe the fractional parts of the whole purple rod. They then investigate the other coloured rods and...

Interim Report: the Teaching of Modern Physics

The Teaching of Modern Physics was written by the Modern Physical Sciences Committee of the Science Masters Association. It includes demonstration and class experiments, and suggested equipment for teachers for the following topics:

- Evidence for the particulate nature of matter
- Experimental...

Power Station Project

The Power Station Project is a simulated case study from the Science in Society series dealing with the various decisions that have to be made when a new power station is being planned. It was designed as an integral part of the Energy section of the Science in Society course. It is assumed that an Electricity...

Decisions in the Science Department: Organization and Curriculum

This book, first published in 1981 by the Association for Science Education (ASE) and Schools Council, looks at the range of decisions that staff in science departments are required to make and the problems associated with making them.

This report was the output of the Science Education Project set up after...

New Trends in Primary School Science Education

This book, published in 1983, contains chapters commissioned by UNESCO and supplemented by material from a meeting of experts on the Incorporation of Science and Technology in the Primary School Curriculum, held in Paris in June 1980. It was aimed at teachers, teacher educators, science curriculum development and...

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