Click & Collect
from 2 Hours*
Last Christmas
delivery dates
Free UK Standard Delivery On all orders over £25 Order in time for Christmas 18th December by 1pm 2nd Class |
20th December by 1pm 1st Class
Free Click & Collect From 2 hours after you order*
Primary Science: A Guide to Teaching Practice (Paperback)
  • Primary Science: A Guide to Teaching Practice (Paperback)

Primary Science: A Guide to Teaching Practice (Paperback)

(editor), (editor)
Paperback 312 Pages
Published: 07/11/2014
  • In stock
  • Free UK delivery

Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket

Why is science hard to teach? What types of scientific investigation can you use in the primary classroom?

Touching on current curriculum concerns and the wider challenges of developing high-quality science education, this book is an indispensable overview of important areas of teaching every aspiring primary school teacher needs to understand including: the role of science in the curriculum, communication and literacy in science teaching, science outside the classroom, transitional issues and assessment.

Key features of this second edition include:

• A new chapter on science in the Early Years

• A new practical chapter on how to work scientifically

• Master’s-level ‘critical reading’ boxes in every chapter linking topics to relevant specialist literature

• Expanded coverage of creativity, and link science to numeracy and computing

This is essential reading for all students studying primary science on initial teacher education courses, including undergraduate (BEd, BA with QTS), postgraduate (PGCE, School Direct, SCITT), and also NQTs.

Mick Dunne is Senior Lecturer in Science Education at Manchester Metropolitan University

Alan Peacock is Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Exeter

Publisher: SAGE Publishing
ISBN: 9781446295090
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 550 g
Dimensions: 232 x 186 mm


What a helpful book. It covers the current issues in primary science education, providing an overview and dealing with the detail, identifying the areas that teachers and student teachers find most challenging and offering valuable guidance. It is challenging and reassuring, thought-provoking and enjoyable. I can’t recommend it too highly.

What a good read. This book covers everything an aspiring teacher would want from a Primary Science publication. Inspirational writers, clearly defined introductions to each chapter, insight into a range of issues linked to Primary Science. Opportunities for self reflection supported by references to current and relevant research all in one place. Perfect.




This book is invaluable in supporting trainee teachers at all stages of their degree programme in their teaching of science in the primary classroom. It covers a broad range of topics incorporating all aspects of science teaching and learning across the primary age range. There are ample opportunities throughout the book for the reader to reflect in order to develop themselves further as an effective teacher of primary science. 

This book is extremely useful for trainees to use as reference material for assignments as it covers all of the main issues in science education today. Moreover, every chapter has a further reading list, reference list and web links. I would recommend this book to my peers, but also to teachers who feel less confident in teaching science. An accessible read, quickly digested and easy to understand with the depth of content needed for advanced study.

You may also be interested in...

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum