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National Centre for Initial Teacher Training
in Primary School Science


Developing Primary Teachers' Science Knowledge

A bank of self-study materials


Philip Stephenson
Marcus Grace
Frankie McKeon
Elaine Wilson
Helen Wilson
Graham Jarvis
Helen Wilson
Vini Lander
Charly Ryan & Cynthia Ashcroft
Mike Farmer
Helen Wilson
Rob Johnsey
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:


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

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