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  1. Bloomsbury Curriculum Basics: Teaching Primary Science - Everything a non-specialist needs to teach Primary Science 2015

    Book Recommended

  2. Essential primary science - Alan Cross, Adrian Bowden 2009 (electronic resource)

    Book Recommended

  3. Misconceptions in Primary Science - Allen, Michael 2014

    Book Recommended Excellent for combating misconceptions in primary Science.

  4. Important Information 3 items
    You are recommended to purchase both of these books
    1. Be safe!: health and safety in primary school science and technology - Association for Science Education 2001

      Book Suggested for student purchase

    2. The teaching of science in primary schools - Harlen, Wynne. 2009

      Book Suggested for student purchase Most recent (2009) edition

    3. UEL LLS: Referencing

      Webpage  Interactive guide to Harvard referencing, based on Cite Them Right. Should be all you need to know!

  5. Recommended Reading for Subject Knowledge 2 items
    You are also recommended to purchase one of these
    1. Primary science: knowledge and understanding - Peacock, Graham 2009

      Book 

    2. Science for primary and early years: developing subject knowledge - Devereux, Jane., Open University 2007

      Book Suggested for student purchase

  6. Useful reading - electronic books 5 items
    1. Primary science: teaching theory and practice - Sharp, John, MyiLibrary 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book  Electronic book

    2. Teaching primary science: promoting enjoyment and developing understanding - Loxley, Peter, MyiLibrary 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book  Electronic book - click on "Connect to MyiLibrary Resource"

    3. Early explorations in science - Johnston, Jane, 2005 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    4. Contemporary perspectives on science and technology in early childhood education - Saracho, Olivia N., Spodek, Bernard., MyiLibrary 2008 (electronic resource)

      Book 

  7. Useful reading - books 20 items
    1. Creative teaching in primary science - Roger Cutting, Orla Kelly 2015

      Book 

    2. ASE guide to primary science education - Harlen, Wynne., Association for Science Education 2006

      Book 

    3. Misconceptions in primary science - Allen, Michael 2010

      Book 

    4. ASE guide to primary science education - Harlen, Wynne., Association for Science Education 2006

      Book 

    5. Student assessment and testing - Harlen, Wynne. 2008

      Book 

    6. Joyful teaching and learning in the primary school - Hayes, Denis, 2007

      Book 

    7. Understanding primary science - Wenham, Martin, Ovens, Peter 2010

      Book 

    8. Primary science and numeracy - Feasey, Rosemary, Gallear, Bob 2000

      Book 

    9. Essential primary science - Cross, Alan, Bowden, Adrian 2009

      Book 

    10. Primary science and Information Communication Technology - Feasey, Rosemary, Gallear, Bob, Association for Science Education 2001

      Book 

    11. Primary science and literacy - Feasey, Rosemary 1999

      Book 

    12. Analogies and illustrations: representing ideas in primary science - Asoko, Hilary, De Bóo, Max 2001

      Book 

    13. The teaching of science in primary schools - Harlen, Wynne., Qualter, Anne 2004

      Book  2004 edition

    14. Supporting science, design and technology in the early years - Siraj-Blatchford, John,, MacLeod-Brudenell, Iain 1999

      Book 

    15. Science for primary and early years: developing subject knowledge - Devereux, Jane., Open University 2007

      Book 

    16. Teaching science: a handbook for primary and secondary school teachers - Alsop, Steve, Hicks, Keith 2001

      Book  Chapter 3 - Interesting chapter on why science should be taught

  8. Early years - specific texts 3 items
    1. Teaching science, design and technology in the early years - Davies, Dan, Howe, Alan. 2003

      Book 

    2. Science in the early years: building firm foundations from birth to five - Brunton, Pat., Thornton, Linda. 2010

      Book 

  9. Recommended Reading from specific sessions 5 items
    1. Teaching students ideas-about-science: Five dimensions of effective practice - Hannah Bartholomew, Jonathan Osborne, Mary Ratcliffe 09/2004

      Article  Additional reading from Session 1 (Mousehole Cat)

    2. Dialogic teaching in the primary science classroom - Neil Mercer, Lyn Dawes, Judith Kleine Staarman 2009

      Article  Additional Reading from Session 2 (Observation)

    3. Children's Misconceptions in Primary Science: A Survey of teachers' views - Karen Pine, David Messer, Kate St. John 2001

      Article  Reading following Session 4 - Forces and Motion

  10. Some texts on theories of learning 4 items
    These are also on the Professional Studies reading list
    1. How children learn: from Montessori to Vygotsky : educational theories and approaches made easy - Pound, Linda. 2005

      Book  An easy-to-read introduction to the major educational theorists

    2. Human minds: an exploration - Donaldson, Margaret 1992

      Book 

  11. Other interesting things 4 items
    1. BBC - BBC Two Programmes - Horizon

      Webpage  Fascinating series exploring topical scientific issues and their effects for the future

    2. Scientific Eye | Teachers TV

      Webpage  Useful video series on a range of science topics aimed at KS3 - ideal for subject knowledge development

  12. Creative teaching in primary science - Roger Cutting, Orla Kelly 2015

    Book