By Rachel Sheffield & Geoff Quinton
Written by an experienced primary science educator and an Australian Curriculum: Science writer, this ebook empowers teachers to make informed decisions about the teaching of science to their students. It highlights and explains the key conceptual learning that underpins the content of the Australian Curriculum, unpacking the Science Understanding content descriptions and suggesting what the teaching of these could look like in a primary classroom. This ebook is designed to inform teachers not just what to teach, but why these key concepts are important, what prior and future learning should be considered and what difficulties and misconceptions students in their classes are likely to have.
This book is a collation of linked articles extracted from Teaching Science, a peer-reviewed Australian professional teacher journal. The articles were all written by scholarly researcher, Christine Preston, on the topic of inquiry-based science / STEM learning in the first year(s) of school. This collection of articles aims to provide hands-on activities designed especially for early years students to encourage their natural curiosity and promote development of scientific thinking.
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