Packed with practical activities, ideas and strategies to help you to enhance your pupils’ scientific understanding, this easy-to-use and accessible book has been specifically written for teaching assistants. 

Primary Science for Teaching Assistants:

  • analyzes how you can develop scientific skills and understanding
  • offers advice and guidance on pupil’s progression in science
  • shows how to use and build on children’s ideas by questioning
  • provides suggestions for practical work and cross-curricular links.

Use this book whether you’re studying for qualifications or just keen to improve the support you already provide.

chapter |2 pages


chapter 1|7 pages

What is primary science?

chapter 2|10 pages

Lesson planning

chapter 3|9 pages

Effective questioning

chapter 4|9 pages

Supporting practical work

chapter 5|7 pages

Developing children’s ideas in science

chapter 6|8 pages

Using scientific language

chapter 7|10 pages

Recording and communicating

chapter 8|9 pages

Using equipment and resources