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National STEM Learning Centre

Teaching Primary Science: Physics

National STEM Learning Centre via FutureLearn

Overview

Help your primary students to excel in primary school physics

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

On this course, you’ll examine the key subject knowledge areas within the physics element of the primary science curriculum.

You’ll develop your own knowledge of physics and discover practical activities to use in your classroom to explain physics concepts to your students.

You’ll also consider common misconceptions children may have and how to identify and help your students overcome them.

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

Rachel Jackson

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