What is PrimaryConnections?
‘PrimaryConnections: Linking science with literacy’ is an innovative approach to teaching and learning which aims to enhance primary school teachers’ confidence and competence for teaching science.
A partnership between the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, PrimaryConnections focuses on developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in both science and literacy.
PrimaryConnections key features:
An inquiry and investigative approach
A comprehensive professional learning program
Award winning curriculum resources which link science with literacy
An ongoing research and evaluation program
PrimaryConnections superseded the Primary Investigations project. Good Science Books for children can still be found here.
Abacus Educational Suppliers has developed a number of kits to support the implementation of PrimaryConnections. These kits have been integrated into a versatile Science Organiser. The Australian Academy of Science endorses, as suitable for use with its PrimaryConnections units, the selection by Abacus Educational Suppliers, for the equipment kits and storage systems offered for use in those units. Further information on these kits can be found at: www.abacused.com.au
The Primary Connections – Linking Science with Literacy project is supported by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations through the Mathematics and Science Participation Program.
The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.