Making links between science and the learner’s world

Document Type

Book chapter

Publication details

Cutter-Mackenzie, AN & Logan, MR 2013, 'Making links between science and the learner’s world', in A Fitzgerald (ed.), Learning and teaching primary science, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, Vic. ISBN: 9781107609457

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Learning and Teaching Primary Science brings primary science to life through the stories and experiences of pre-service and practising teachers. It explores the roles of the teacher and the learner of science and examines major issues and challenges, including: engaging diverse learners, utilising technology, assessment and reporting, language and representation, and integration in the 'crowded curriculum'. Each chapter contains examples, activities and reflective questions to help readers create relevant and meaningful lesson plans. Dedicated chapters for the areas of chemistry, physics, biology and earth and environmental science will give confidence to those without a science background. Practical strategies and skills are underpinned by relevant theories and evidence-based research. Written by experts from Australia and New Zealand, Learning and Teaching Primary Science is an essential resource for those beginning their journey of teaching science in the primary school classroom.