Making Sense of Primary Science Investigations (9780863572821)
This popular resource helps teachers, especially non-scientists and beginning teachers, to understand the fair-test type of scientific investigations
Ann Goldsworthy and Rosemary Feasey
Many primary teachers feel unsure about what a complete investigation is, what variables are and how they can teach children to investigate. The aim of this book is to offer help to teachers so they can help children to a better understanding of the process and the purpose of scientific investigation. The book will help teachers to understand fair tests.
Provides the answers through detailed and progressive examples of activities about:
- fair testing
- raising questions
- predicting and hypothesising
- planning and reporting
- constructing and using tables
- constructing and using graphs and charts
- explaining results
- evaluating investigations.