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Using their Brains in Science

Using their Brains in Science
Ideas for Children Aged 5 to 14

October 2007 | 160 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'This is a fascinating and very useful book....I cannot recommend it highly enough. It will inspire you' - School Science Review

By focusing on active ways to help 5 to 14 year olds improve their thinking and learning skills in science, this book provides teachers with inspiration and ideas for ways to teach creative, enjoyable and interesting science lessons.

Linked to up-to-date research in brain-based learning, the author gives practical advice on topics including:

o ways to motivate pupils

o developing pupils' skills of detection

o the importance of using movement to promote learning

o improving pupils' language skills and understanding of scientific vocabulary

o suggestions for different ways learners can record in science

o effective strategies for assessing learning in science

o ideas to promote creativity

o the importance of using ICT to support and promote learning.

This book is an inspirational read for teachers, student teachers and teaching assistants, and anyone interested in science and how children learn.

Helen Ward is Senior Lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University, Programme Director for the Modular PGCE at Christ Church and also an independent education consultant and active member of the Association for Science Education (ASE).

How the Brain Works
Learning Motivation and Self-Esteem
Detective Science
Moving and Learning
Words, Words, Words
Writing in Science
Assessing Science

Gives further perspectives and examples to the science education for children

Dr Sabine Richter
Institut für Integrative Studien, Leuphana Universitat Luneburg
October 1, 2015

Book lacks a purpose. As a text for a science based course I despaired when the summary for the first chapter commenced with "The brian is a muscle ...."

Mr Keith Hicks
School of Education, Roehampton University
February 16, 2012

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