The Teaching of Science in Primary Schools and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more

Buy New

Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Buy Used
Used - Good See details
Price: 16.17

Trade in Yours
For a 3.07 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

Start reading The Teaching of Science in Primary Schools on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

The Teaching of Science in Primary Schools [Paperback]

Wynne Harlen OBE , Anne Qualter
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
Price: 26.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Wednesday, 3 Sept.? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details


Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition 19.13  
Paperback 26.99  
Trade In this Item for up to 3.07
Trade in The Teaching of Science in Primary Schools for an Amazon Gift Card of up to 3.07, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more
There is a newer edition of this item:
The Teaching of Science in Primary Schools The Teaching of Science in Primary Schools
In stock.

Book Description

5 Mar 2009 0415465273 978-0415465274 5

The fifth edition of this bestselling textbook provides an up-to-date discussion of the many aspects of teaching primary science, maintaining its strong focus on constructivist learning and the role of social interaction in learning. With emphasis on the child-centred approach, the book also promotes the importance of fostering motivation for learning through enjoyment and giving children some control of their activities.

The fifth edition has been updated to reflect:

  • the move towards a cross-curricular approach in primary schools
  • recent developments in the use of ICT by teachers and pupils
  • how assessment and records can be used to help learning
  • what recent studies of the brain can tell us about learning
  • the widespread emphasis on teaching and learning through inquiry
  • the recognition of the importance of discussion, dialogue and argumentation
  • changes in curriculum management and planning.

The book opens with multiple case studies, four of which are new to this edition, offering cross-curricular examples of primary science in action. Each chapter is framed by an introduction and summary points. Suggestions for further reading are provided and there are numerous references to useful websites.

Combining theory and practice, The Teaching of Science in Primary Schools helps the reader to understand the rationale behind the practice. It continues to be essential reading for all trainee and practising primary school teachers, including students on PGCE Primary, BEd, BA Primary, Education Studies courses and those studying for further qualifications in education.

Frequently Bought Together

The Teaching of Science in Primary Schools + Teaching Systematic Synthetic Phonics in Primary Schools (Transforming Primary QTS Series)
Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: David Fulton Publishers; 5 edition (5 Mar 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415465273
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415465274
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 19 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,662 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • See Complete Table of Contents

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description


Discussions of the nature of science, of the problems of organising group work, and of the principles and practicalities of formative assessment are strengths which other books do not is to be hoped that others can follow her example in being willing to keep on thinking and learning. This book will give a clear basis for such endeavours.' The Times Educational Supplement --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Wynne Harlen OBE has been involved in teaching and research in science education, evaluation and pupil assessment throughout her long career. She has been Sidney Jones Professor of Science Education at the University of Liverpool, UK, and Director of the Scottish Council for Research in Education and is now Visiting Professor at the University of Bristol, UK.

Anne Qualter has wide experience in research and professional development in science. She is Head of the Department of Education at the University of Liverpool, UK.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
Wynne Harlen has done a great job with this book.
It is a comprehensive guide to teaching science in terms of;
teaching and learning styles,
assessment methods,
use of resources and ICT to help childrens' learning,
how best to use practicals (SC1) in science lessons,
helping children to question and think scientifically for themselves,
good cross curricular links.
I am a primary science specialist PGCE student at the moment, and was given a long list of course text books for science and didn't have a clue as to which one to choose.
Take it from me, choose this one, as my copy is well thumbed after only 6 months of my PGCE course.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
63 of 64 people found the following review helpful
I was pleasantly surprised when I opened this book to find, not page upon page of tiny text, but a wealth of clearly laid out information concerning everything relevant to todays teaching of science in Primary Schools - the section on ICT surpassed everything I had read so far, focusing on realistic opportunites for ICT involvement. I have to recommend this book as an easy and worthwhile read to anyone who is looking for a book on Science in Primary Schools
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not bad! 1 Dec 2009
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Actually quite useful! I have a copy that is now highlighted and written all over! I used this quite a bit for essays during my teacher training and still flick though it a few times even now.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Was this review helpful?   Let us know

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Look for similar items by category