It's Not Fair - or is it? (ISBN 9780956264602)
The 2014 National Curriculum Programme of Study for
primary science in England includes most of the topics that primary
teachers are familiar with. However, in the science enquiry section the
changes are much more far-reaching. Science enquiry has been renamed as
‘working scientifically’ and is integrated with developing children’s
ideas, where the purpose of working scientifically is for children to
answer scientific questions.
It’s Not Fair- or is it? has been incredibly well received in the UK and
beyond. In very clear and accessible language this book sets out
different approaches to working scientifically in a variety of topics at
four different age ranges. It includes possible starting points for
enquiry, explains how to organise enquiry in the classroom and shows
suitable examples of children’s work.
It’s Not Fair – or is it? is a really practical guide to support
teachers in their teaching of science enquiry skills. It's Not Fair
tells you exactly what you need to know for teaching the 2014 primary
This book describes different types of science enquiry, how they help
with developing scientific understanding and how children’s scientific
enquiry skills develop. It will help you to broaden the range of science
enquiries that your children experience.
It is for all primary teachers and student teachers who want to know
more about science enquiry and how to make it purposeful, and for
subject leaders who want to lead science effectively in their schools.
Each chapter contains:
• information about each type of enquiry
• a wealth of starting point ideas
• engaging activities for children from Foundation Stage
to the end of primary
• progression grids
• suggestions for assessment evidence.
Written and edited by Jane Turner, Brenda Keogh, Stuart Naylor and Liz Lawrence
With contributions from The ASE Primary Science Committee
A partnership publication from the Association for Science Education and Millgate House Education
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