Throughout this book, the authors emphasize 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 and spreadsheets
ICT, drama and science
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.