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Cracking Key Concepts in Secondary Science

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781529716443
  • Published By: Sage UK
  • Year: 2021
  • Page Count: 336
  • Publication date: September 15, 2021

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The perfect companion to help you crack some of secondary science’s most challenging concepts in your teaching.

Secondary science teaching is a heroic task, taking some of humanity’s greatest discoveries and explaining them to the next generation of students. Cracking some of the trickiest concepts in biology, chemistry and physics, with walkthrough explanations and examples inspired by direct instruction, this book will bring a fresh perspective to your teaching.

· 30 key concepts explored in depth
· Understand what students should know before and after the lesson
· Tips and tricks offer detailed advice on each topic
· Checks for understanding so you can test your students’ knowledge

Adam Boxer is Head of Science at The Totteridge Academy in North London.
Heena Dave was Head of Science at Bedford Free School.
Gethyn Jones is a teacher of physics at an independent school in London


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Adam Boxer

Adam Boxer is the Head of Science at a secondary comprehensive in North London. Somewhat obsessed with educational research, he has lectured and delivered CPD nationally and internationally on evidence-based practice. Adam co-founded CogSciSci - the world's largest grassroots collective of science teachers interested in evidence based practice and was its first Managing Editor. Adam has a blog 'A chemical Orthodoxy' and tweets at @adamboxer1.

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Heena Dave

Heena Dave began her teaching career in 2011 as a teaching assistant and became Head of Science at Bedford Free School in 2015. She is passionate about putting evidence into action and built a department that put powerful science explanations at the centre of its teaching. Prior to 2011, she drove forward an agenda of evidence informed environmental decision making as a Research Manager for the Environment Agency. She is currently Head of Programmes and Partnerships at the charity Learning through Landscapes, where she is utilising her expertise of learning to influence the future of environmental education and outdoor learning.

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Gethyn Jones

Gethyn Jones has been a physics teacher and Head of Physics at a number of comprehensive schools and academies in Wales and England over the course of the last twenty nine years. He is a member of the Chartered College of Teaching and served on the College's council from 2018-2020. Gethyn blogs and tweets as @emc2andthat and lives and teaches in London.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Cracking the Concepts: the components of an effective explanation

Part 1: Biology

Chapter 2: Understanding Cellular Structure and Function

Chapter 3: Biological Organisation within Complex Multicellular Organisms

Chapter 4: Magnification

Chapter 5: Enzyme Function

Chapter 6: Cellular Respiration

Chapter 7: Photosynthesis

Chapter 8: Immunity and the Immune System

Chapter 9: The heart

Chapter 10: Evolution by Natural Selection

Part 2: Chemistry

Chapter 11: Balancing equations

Chapter 12: The development of the periodic table

Chapter 13: Bonding, structure and properties

Chapter 14: The mole

Chapter 15: Electrolysis

Chapter 16: Energy changes

Chapter 17: Rates of reaction

Chapter 18: Dynamic Equilibrium

Chapter 19: Fractional distillation

Chapter 20: Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

Part 3: Physics

Chapter 21: Introducing Energy Stores and Pathways

Chapter 22: Electric current

Chapter 23: Introduction to Forces

Chapter 24: Current and Potential Difference

Chapter 25: Waves

Chapter 26: Vectors and Compnents

Chapter 27: Pressure

Chapter 28: Forces and Newton's Laws of Motion

Chapter 29: Internal Energy and Heat Capacity

Chapter 30: Magnetism and Electromagnetism

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Price: $34
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