The Teaching Primary Science book Aerial models concerns activities which are likely to arouse interest, excitement, enterprise and competition. The book recognises that whilst these actions can be used as stimuli leading to scientific work, measurement and the acquisition of new knowledge, there can be problems in relation to materials, space for trials and equal involvement of girls and boys, and provides example and ideas for avoiding them.
1. Organization: people, places and materials
2. Making paper gliders and testing variables
3. Teaching methods and class activities
4. Paper birds and real birds
5. What holds them up?
6. Windmills, spinners, propellers and power
7. Aerial models and mathematical ideas
8. Putting it down on paper: graphical recording; vocabulary work
9. The sky's the limit
HEALTH and SAFETY
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