Games, Ideas & Activities for Primary Science

By John Dabell
September 2010
Pearson Education
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9781408223239
364 pages, Illustrated
$37.50 Paper original

This book aims to provide ready-made science lesson ideas that will considerably reduce the workload for many overburdened teachers. They can be easily adapted to suit varying levels of ability, and bring science to life.

The structure of the book mirrors the QCA scheme of work and separates chapters into year groups following the prescribed units for each year. This resource will provide a strong base of accessible ideas to enhance science education in the primary classroom.


Chapter 1 - Assessment for learning ideas

Chapter 2 - Graphic organisers


Chapter 3 - Life processes and living things

Chapter 4 - Materials and their properties

Chapter 5 - Physical processes

Creative Ideas

Chapter 6 - Games

Chapter 7 - Science and Literacy Activities



Science Puzzles

Questions and prompts

Group discussion techniques

Useful websites