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Getting the Buggers Into Science : Getting the Buggers - Christine Farmery

Getting the Buggers Into Science

Getting the Buggers

Paperback Published: 1st April 2005
ISBN: 9780826473974
Number Of Pages: 204

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A practical guide for motivating students in the science classroom. Following the winning formula of 'Getting the Buggers to Behave', this practical guide provides teachers with a range of practical strategies that can be used to motivate pupils of all ages. Christine Farmery explores the four main aspects of science study - investigations, biology, chemistry and physics - and then provides plenty of ideas for getting pupils engaged in their science lessons. She demonstrates how closely science relates to other National Curriculum subjects and makes suggestions for a range of themed events that the whole school can enjoy - from a Victorian washday to hosting a science week! Brimming with useful tips and inspirational advice on every aspect of science teaching, this book will prove essential reading for science teachers everywhere.

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'This book perfectly encapsulates the state of science teacing in schools at the moment - the good and the bad... concentrates on practical strategies and advice relevant to today's national curriculum... a valuable resource... a useful book to dip into for ideas.' School Science Review

List of figuresp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Setting the Scene
What is science?p. 3
Towards a definition for sciencep. 3
What makes an activity scientific?p. 5
Thinking and working like a scientistp. 6
A British scientist: Winnie-the-Poohp. 7
Cinderellap. 10
Why is the study of science important?p. 11
Attitudes to sciencep. 13
Teacher attitudesp. 13
Pupils' attitudesp. 14
What children think of sciencep. 15
The science curriculum in England and Walesp. 17
Why some pupils find science difficultp. 19
The learning environmentp. 22
Furniture, layout and organizationp. 22
Displayp. 24
Equipmentp. 26
Storage of equipmentp. 30
The outdoor environmentp. 32
Using environments beyond schoolp. 33
Health and safetyp. 35
Getting Started
Getting motivatedp. 41
Ten minutes to spare?p. 42
Paper planes, football shirts and ice-lolliesp. 45
Balloonsp. 47
Into the gardenp. 48
The documentationp. 49
Using the Early Learning Goalsp. 49
The four strands of the National Curriculum Order for Sciencep. 52
Science 1: finding outp. 52
'Stand up, sit down'p. 53
Reflecting and discussingp. 55
Using the skillsp. 57
The value of scientific enquiryp. 58
Science 2, 3 and 4: the important bitsp. 59
Some basic techniquesp. 63
Asking questionsp. 63
Question, answer and note boardsp. 65
Mind-mapping, brainstorming and thought showersp. 68
Drama and role-playp. 71
Solving problemsp. 72
Science and the Whole Curriculum
Using science as a context for learningp. 77
Cross-curricular planningp. 78
Key skillsp. 79
Using the key skillsp. 80
Science and the core subjectsp. 84
Science and literacyp. 85
Oracyp. 87
Using textsp. 88
Science and numeracyp. 91
Science and the foundation subjectsp. 94
The football groundp. 94
Planning checklistp. 96
'A Victorian Washday'p. 97
Science and ICTp. 99
The ICT areap. 101
Using ICT in teachingp. 101
Science and the Internetp. 103
Top ten websites for pupilsp. 104
Science beyond the classroomp. 105
'Science and Fast Food'p. 106
Recognizing and assessing attainment in sciencep. 111
What to assessp. 112
Forms of assessmentp. 113
Approaching assessmentp. 116
Observationp. 117
Marking workp. 120
Discussionp. 121
A quizp. 123
Assessment tasksp. 123
Formal testingp. 124
Recording assessment evidencep. 125
Interpreting assessment evidencep. 126
Levelling attainmentp. 127
Marking and feedbackp. 129
Identifying misconceptionsp. 130
Improving own learning and performancep. 132
Science for All
Making science accessible and relevant to all pupilsp. 137
Developing independencep. 139
Learning and learning stylesp. 141
Raising self-esteemp. 143
Celebrating diversityp. 145
Cultural factorsp. 146
Special educational needsp. 148
Differentiationp. 149
Helping the least ablep. 151
Gifted pupilsp. 153
Providing additional supportp. 155
Adult supportp. 156
Peer supportp. 156
Writing framesp. 157
Science and behaviourp. 160
Continuity and progressionp. 162
Science outside the Curriculum
Celebrating sciencep. 167
Science assembliesp. 168
Science clubsp. 169
Science newslettersp. 171
Themed eventsp. 173
Science and adultsp. 175
Working with parentsp. 175
Working with governors and local education authority representativesp. 178
Working with other adultsp. 178
Final Thoughts
Keeping science goingp. 183
Time issuesp. 183
Keeping a record of sciencep. 185
Target setting in sciencep. 188
Working with othersp. 190
Working with peersp. 191
Working with adultsp. 193
Resources for Science
Resources for sciencep. 197
Reference list and other booksp. 198
Useful websites for teachersp. 200
Vocabulary, dictionaries and glossariesp. 202
Indexp. 203
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ISBN: 9780826473974
ISBN-10: 0826473970
Series: Getting the Buggers
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 204
Published: 1st April 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.17  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1