Change, Stage Three
This Science 5/13 unit for teachers Change stage three deals mainly with energy, and suggests ways of approaching this topic using the group working methods used in primary schools. However, the ideas and thinking required are described as being suitable only for pupils who have reached a certain level of development indicated by use of abstract thinking (Piaget’s formal operations). Work on change at earlier stages is contained in the book Change, stages one and two.
1. A new approach? Work in the classroom
2. What this book is about
3. Energy for children - some common experiences
4. Investigations involving energy and change
5. Chemical change - what is going on?
6. Observing chemical change - how do we know that it is going on?
7. Heat and electricity as tools of investigation
8. Making use of change and energy - using change to produce energy and energy to produce change
Appendix 1: A simple radio powered by a home-made battery
Appendix 2: A multivibrator
Appendix 3: Materials, apparatus, chemicals
Appendix 4: Bibliography
Objectives for children learning science
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