MGLU5108 - Chemistry in primary school (1-7)


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2020/2021

Course content

The course deals with selected topics for chemistry in primary school. These may include: chemistry in everyday life, cultivation of greenery in school projects, composting, nutrients and minerals and environmental and chemical analysis. In this course the students will also be trained to run a science lab designed for primary school, including safe storage and organisation of relevant equipment and chemicals. The students will be introduced to a relevant research field in chemistry through an excursion to a research group.

Learning outcome

The student
- has knowledge about chemical properties and processes in soil that have an effect on plant growth
- has knowledge of at least one current chemistry research topic
- has knowledge of proper organization of chemistry equipment and chemicals for science activities for primary school.
The student
- can use chemical analyses relevant to primary school
- can organize and carry out science teaching from a chemistry perspective with the local environment around the pupil as a starting point
- can take responsibility for procurement, storage and handling of chemicals and chemistry equipment for the science classroom

The student
- is aware of the role of chemistry within the big ideas in science / core elements of science and can facilitate good progression within these
- can evaluate relevant methods and teaching materials for teaching chemistry in primary school

Learning methods and activities

- Lectures
- Laboratory activities
- Exercises, both individually and in groups
- Excursion to a research group
- Field excursion with sampling and analysis

Further on evaluation

Compulsory assignments
- Laboratory activities (75 % attendance)
- Tasks/work/assessments
- Presentation

Assessment method: Practical exam

Specific conditions

Limited admission to classes.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Primary and Lower Secondary Teacher Education for Years 1-7 (MGLU1-7)

Course materials

Course material will mainly be journal papers or book chapters in Norwegian or English.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level



Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Teacher Education
  • Life Sciences
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education



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