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National STEM Learning Centre

Teaching Primary Science: Chemistry

National STEM Learning Centre via FutureLearn

Overview

Improve the way you teach primary science by building your chemistry knowledge

To teach primary science effectively teachers must have strong subject knowledge, but many primary teachers are not science experts.

On this course, you’ll explore the key knowledge required to teach the chemistry elements of the primary science curriculum.

You’ll learn about the common misconceptions and misunderstandings children may have and learn how you can help your students identify and overcome them.

You’ll discover practical activities to do with your primary school students that will help them to learn scientific concepts in a fun and engaging way.

This course is designed for primary teachers and trainee teachers in primary education (pupils aged 5-11 years) who want to develop their chemistry subject knowledge.

The course refers to the English National Curriculum, but the subject matter is equally transferable to other curricula, and you’ll be encouraged to explore connections with your own national curriculum.

Taught by

Sarah Dagnell

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