Science education has changed radically in recent years, both as a result of debates within the subject and because of curriculum legislation. Jerry Wellington discusses the major issues in science education today, such as the balance of content and process in the curriculum, the role of practical work and the nature of science as a subject. "Secondary Science" covers every aspect of science teaching, including planning, differentiation and special needs, assessment, problem solving and investigations, handling sensitive issues such as sex education, and building on children's prior learning. Throughout, Wellington's guidance is accompanied by suggestions for discussion, activities for individual and group use and annotated lists of further reading aimed at helping the reader build up a personal approach to the teaching of the subject. Students will also be aided by the glossaries of specialist terminology at the end of each chapter.