Science through Stories

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Science through Stories: Teaching Primary Science with Storytelling

“Without science, we are lost. Without story, we are trapped alone in the darkness of ourselves. For too long, these companions have wandered on separate tracks. This book takes one positive step towards bringing them together as travelling companions.”—Pie Corbett (from the foreword)

Here is a collection of innovative new and traditional stories for teaching science in primary schools, along with a set of follow-up activities for each topic. The stories cover commonly taught topics and are designed to be learned and retold orally by students. Each story comes with engaging and inclusive ways to link each story to science teaching, English language, and other subjects.

Science through Stories is a fun, one-stop shop for primary science teaching through stories that have been tested in the classroom. It provides a practical introduction to the Storytelling Schools approach and includes stories for biology, chemistry, physics, and other sciences for classes 1 through 6. An index is included.

This book will be inspiring and helpful to all primary school teachers, school administrators, teacher students, parents of young students, and especially science and English lecturers.

About the Author

Jules Pottle is a specialist primary science teacher and teacher trainer with Storytelling Schools. Jules is passionate about science and science teaching, having worked as a class teacher, science advisory teacher, coordinator and mentor for more than two decades.

Chris Smith PhD is a storyteller, musician, trainer and founding director of Storytelling Schools, where all children learn to be storytellers and transform their learning

Additional information

Weight 25 oz
Dimensions 6 × 0.6 × 9 in





May 2015






Hawthorn Press


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