How can teachers harness the power of STEM education and learning in the primary curriculum? This book gives practical STEM ideas for the classroom and supports teachers to make the most of opportunities for rich STEM experiences across the primary curriculum. This book:  – Explores the nature of STEM education and why it matters  – Highlights the opportunities for STEM learning across the curriculum  – Supports teachers to design and innovate engaging STEM learning experiences  – Includes a chapter on STEM in the early years.

Primary science and Stem

Primary science and Stem
Rania Maklad

Science in the primary school

Access to scientific knowledge, for peaceful purposes, from a very early age is part of the right to education belonging to all men and women … science education is essential for human development, for creating endogenous scientific capacity and for having active and informed citizens.

(UNESCO, 2000, p. 462)

It is impossible to deny the power of classroom science in creating a sense of awe and wonder as in, for example, the enthusiastic responses we receive from children every time a water balloon does not burst on top of a candle flame. Indeed, teaching science in the primary classroom has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my career; ...

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