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The Impact of New Technology on the Primary Mathematics Curriculum

This resource from National Council for Educational Technology (NCET) contains examples of how it was thought new technology could affect the primary mathematics curriculum. Although at the time of writing, computers and calculators were relatively recent resources in many primary schools, it was already clear that...

Introduction and Guide to Teaching Primary Science

This introductory book to the series Teaching Primary Science consists of chapters which show the teacher how to develop science from the interests of children. Some sections deal specifically with methods of teaching, resources etc, and show teachers how to choose topics from other books in the series.

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Seeds and Seedlings

The Teaching Primary Science book Seeds and seedlings contains many suggestions for class organisation and for activities relating to this topic. It acknowledges and makes suggestions for addressing the problem of what to do between sowing seeds and producing seedlings and then harvesting. The book combines...

Science From Water Play

The Teaching Primary Science book Science from water play contains many suggestions for organisation and for activities arising from water play with infants to more structured investigations of floating and sinking with older children. It discusses equipment and classroom organisation and provides some case studies...

Fibres and Fabrics

The Teaching Primary Science book Fibres and fabrics contains many suggestions for classroom work about fabrics and paper, both of which are made from fibres. It begins with a discussion of some of the problems of teaching and organising this topic and considers how they might be overcome. There are then several...

Mirrors and Magnifiers

The Teaching Primary Science book Mirrors and magnifiers describes activities which can be carried using these materials at any age. The book pays attention to problems such as holding mirrors upright and choosing and using hand lenses. Teaching methods are discussed and there is reference to learning objectives...

Science From Wood

The Teaching Primary Science book Science from Wood was intended to complement the two texts in the Science 5/13 series Working with wood, stages one and two and Working with wood background. The activities proposed were expected to apply more to...

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 those teachers and student teachers who do...

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 acquisition of new knowledge, there can be problems in...

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 practical experience. This is followed by an...

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