Using their Brains in Science : Ideas for Children Aged 5 to 14

Using their Brains in Science : Ideas for Children Aged 5 to 14


'This is a fascinating and very useful book....I cannot recommend it highly enough. It will inspire you' - School Science Review

By focusing on active ways to help 5 to 14 year olds improve their thinking and learning skills in science, this book provides teachers with inspiration and ideas for ways to teach creative, enjoyable and interesting science lessons.

Linked to up-to-date research in brain-based learning, the author gives practical advice on topics including:

o ways to motivate pupils

o developing pupils' skills of detection

o the importance of using movement to promote learning

o improving pupils' language skills and understanding of scientific vocabulary

o suggestions for different ways learners can record in science

o effective strategies for assessing learning in science

o ideas to promote creativity

o the importance of using ICT to support and promote learning.

This book is an inspirational read for teachers, student teachers and teaching assistants, and anyone interested in science and how children learn.

Helen Ward is Senior Lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University, Programme Director for the Modular PGCE at Christ Church and also an independent education consultant and active member of the Association for Science Education (ASE).

Download Using their Brains in Science : Ideas for Children Aged 5 to 14 (9781412946643).pdf, available at for free.


Hellen Ward
Paperback | 160 pages
170 x 242 x 10.16mm | 280g
Publication date
01 Jan 2008
SAGE Publications Inc
Publication City/Country
Thousand Oaks, United States
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