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Primary Science Audit and Test

Fourth Edition

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Primary Science | Science

January 2014 | 88 pages | Learning Matters
If you are a primary trainee, you must demonstrate a knowledge of science to be recommended for QTS.

This popular, widely recommended, text helps you audit your knowledge of science and understand what learning you need to pass your course. A rigorous test helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses and can be revisited at key stages in your course as a tool to monitor and evaluate progress. The fourth edition has been updated in line with the new National Curriculum, includes more information on expanding and developing your knowledge of science and is linked to the 2012 Teachers’ Standards.
 
PART ONE: SCIENCE BACKGROUND
 
PART TWO: INTEREST IN SCIENCE
 
PART THREE: PERCEIVED COMPETENCE AND CONFIDENCE IN SCIENCE
 
Competence
 
Confidence
 
PART FOUR: SCIENCE TEST
 
Biology
 
Chemistry
 
Physics
 
Making Sense of Your Test Results
 
PART FIVE: ANSWERS TO TEST QUESTIONS INCLUDING CHILDREN'S COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS
 
PART SIX: TARGETS FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENT
 
PART SEVEN: REVISION AND FURTHER READING

This book is especially useful for those students starting a primary teacher training course that are not confident in science or lack knowledge of the science areas/material they must know and understand to teach science competently. The structure allows students to write their own action plan and test their subject knowledge at a stage appropriate to them.

Mr Andrew Sheehan
Department of Education, Newman University
August 15, 2016

An must if you need to audit your science knowledge,

Dr Colin Howard
Institute of Education, Worcester University
March 26, 2015

This book is current and up to date and reflects the change in the primary National Curriculum.
It is sufficiently detailed to support my trainees through their own subject knowledge development.

Miss Jenny Fogarty
Division of Education, London South Bank University
February 18, 2015

very useful for student teachers who do not have a background in science

Ms Tracy-ann Green
Department of Primary Education, Bedfordshire Univ.
September 12, 2014

As well as the test and audit this book contains useful sections on confidence and competence.
Common misconceptions are highlighted and reference to useful readings and research to explore these further are included.

Sue Luke
Education , Health and Social Care, Winchester Univ.
September 5, 2014

This is useful for identifying strengths and weaknesses in relation to different topics in Science.

Mrs Gill Fry
Education, Havering College of Further and Higher Education
May 19, 2014

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