PAIRED SCIENCE HANDBOOK: Parental Involvement and Peer Tutoring in Science

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Description by Topping and Bamford. This practical handbook for teachers and parents shows how to develop greater scientific ability, motivation and confidence in children aged five to 11, by involving parents, siblings and older peers in schools as tutors.
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Categories Primary, Teaching and Learning, Sciences, KS1, KS2, Teaching staff, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Non-practising teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, Pupil mentor, Supply / Peripatetic teacher, Trainnee (pre-QTS) teacher, Teacher trainer, Assessment, Behaviour for Learning, Diversity, Gifted and Talented, Inclusion, Personalised Learning, SEND, Subject Knowledge, Classroom Management, Book, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science / Geology, Peer Tutoring
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This practical handbook for teachers and parents shows how to develop greater scientific ability, motivation and confidence in children aged five to 11, by involving parents, siblings and older peers in schools as tutors. This invovlement allows the child the individual attention which makes science at a young age interesting and easier to understand. The book includes selected structured scientific activities in seven areas which are practical and fun: air, magnets, moving things, light, heat, myself and water. Each photocopiable activity sheet explains the underlying scientific ideas simply and clearly to the parent or peer helper and the activities need little equipment other than that already available in most homes and schools. The activities are particularly suitable for children aged five to seven years, especially when engaged in parental involvement projects linking home and school, but they can also be used with children up to the age of 11 and with older children with difficulties with science.