1. Making sense of primary science Kathy Smith and Angela Fitzgerald; Part I. Looking at Learners of Primary Science: 2. Breaking down the barriers to learning science Dayle Anderson and Azra Moeed; 3. Engaging all learners in science Kimberly Wilson and Brian Lewthwaite; 4. Making links between science and the learner's world Amy Cutter-Mackenzie and Marianne Logan; 5. Capturing the interest of the technologically savvy science learner P. John Williams and Mike Forret; Part II. Thinking Like a Teacher of Primary Science: 6. Grappling with teaching science as content, process and human endeavour Rena Heap; 7. Tools for supporting the learning and teaching of science Karen Murcia; 8. Learning and teaching science through assessment Bronwen Cowie; 9. Integration and innovation in teaching science Wan Ng; Part III. Putting Primary Science Into Practice: 10. Living world: learning and teaching biology Prem Kurup; 11. Material world: learning and teaching chemistry Gail Chittleborough and Peter Hubber; 12. Planet Earth and beyond: learning and teaching Earth and space sciences Leah Moore; 13. Physical world: learning and teaching physics John Kenny and Marj Colvill; 14. Making science work in the primary classroom Dawn Garbett.
Brings teaching primary science to life, with dedicated chapters for chemistry, physics, biology and earth and environmental science.