Teaching Science: Foundation to Senior Phase connects theory to practice through in-depth scientific investigations. Part 1 focuses on the theoretical knowledge of teaching natural sciences from Foundation Phase through to the Intermediate and Senior Phases, with an array of activities for pre-service teachers to practise. Part 2 includes five experiments: each covers multiple learning areas, is adjustable for older and younger learners, and clearly links back to the theory in Part 1.
- key ideas and key terms which introduce the main concepts of the chapter and encourage scientific thinking
- 'Think about it' boxes with reflective questions that help students to apply what they have read to their own experience as a science teacher
- phase boxes which guide students on how to adapt concepts and activities for different phases from Foundation Phase to FET Phase
- 'In the science classroom' investigations which can be done with learners in the classroom and are followed by focus questions and links to the curriculum.
Part 1: Linking Theory to Practice
1Becoming Explorers of Our World: The Purpose of Science Education
1Making Connections with the Learners' World
1What is Science?
1Engaging Learners in Science
1Planning for Engagement
1Science, Literacy and the Integrated Curriculum
1Aspects of Assessment
1Technologies for the 21st Century
Part 2: Exploring the World Through Experiments
Experiment 1: Sherbet
Experiment 2: Crash Testing
Experiment 3: Electric Circuits
Experiment 4: Story of a Hamburger
Experiment 5: Shadows
Suitable for undergraduate students taking natural sciences methodology modules within the B.Ed, PGCE and ADE programmes.