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Developing Primary Teachers Science Knowledge

A bank of self-study materials

Contents

Functioning of living organisms
Philip Stephenson
Ecosystems
Marcus Grace
Particle Theory
Frankie McKeon
Materials
Elaine Wilson
Energy
Helen Wilson
Forces
Graham Jarvis
Electricity
Helen Wilson
Magnets & magnetism
Vini Lander
Magnetism: Additional Self Assessment
Charly Ryan & Cynthia Ashcroft
Light & colour
Mike Farmer
Light
Helen Wilson
Sound
Rob Johnsey
The Earth and beyond
John Sharp
Fear of Flying: The Physics of Falling

Philip Stephenson

These materials have been specifically produced to support trainee teachers developing their own science subject knowledge and understanding. Each section refers directly to the Standards for Qualified Teacher Status relevant to science subject knowledge as defined in ‘Teaching: High Status, High Standards’ DfEE Circular 4/98 AnnexE.

It is strongly recommended that these materials are used in conjunction with other approaches to developing science subject knowledge and understanding; the materials simply provide a knowledge based framework upon which to build understanding.

This resource was produced by SCIcentre in collaboration with:

Acknowledgements

Formatting & layout: Amy Coltman, Penny Coltman and Ketta Williams

Website construction: Chac In Lam
Last updated:November 10, 2000