ICT and Primary Science

Synopsis

ICT is often used as a quick way of recording data in the primary science classroom, but when ICT becomes an integral part of primary science both subjects become more exciting, meaningful and relevant. Throughout this book, the authors emphasise that primary science is at its best as a practical, hands-on experience for children. When ICT is used in an integral way, it can enable practical work to be done at a more sophisticated level, helping children to make sense of their findings. The book includes several case studies from primary classrooms and each chapter includes practical suggestions for teachers. The wide-ranging topics covered include: * databases andnbsp;spreadsheets * data logging * control technology * ICT, drama and science * school visits * planning for ICT and science * choosing and using software. ICT and Primary Science is an accessible and jargon-free resource for teachers and student teachers of primary science.