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Online Course

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 teachers and trainee teachers of primary education (pupils aged 5-11 years).

Teaching assistants may also be interested in developing their subject knowledge through this course.

This course refers to the English National Curriculum but teachers of young students from around the world will be able to apply the course teachings to their own curricula.

Taught by

Sarah Dagnell

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