MGLU5108 - Chemistry in primary school (1-7)


New from the academic year 2021/2022

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Practical exam
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Practical exam 100/100 4 hours

Course content

The course builds on chemistry knowledge from the courses Naturfag 1 and Naturfag 2 and will make the student capable to plan science teaching with the pupil's everyday environment as a starting point. Topics are soil, plants, plant growth and nutrition. The course also trains students in organizing equipment and chemicals for science classrooms. The course is informed by relevant research in chemistry and chemistry didactics, and shall prepare the student to find, evaluate and apply such research in teaching.

Learning outcome


The student

  • has in-depth kowledge on use of chemistry topics related to soil, plants, plant growth and nutrition in teaching
  • has insight into research on subject matter and pedagogical content knowledge in chemistry and can apply it in science teaching
  • has in-depth knowledge on proper organisation of chemistry equipment and chemicals in science classrooms


The student

  • can find, evaluate and apply chemistry related topics within soil, plants, plant growth and nutrition for science teaching with the pupil's everyday environment as a starting point
  • can find, evaluate and apply locations for education outside the classroom
  • can compute, prepare, label and evaluate the risks associated with solutions of chemicals for the science classroom
  • can locate, organize and apply chemistry equipment and chemicals for science teaching 


The student

  • can find, evaluate and refer to research on chemistry subject matter knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge, and apply it in science teaching

Learning methods and activities

  • Lectures
  • Practical work
  • Individual work

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory assessments according to the subject description

Further on evaluation

Compulsory assignments

  • Practical assignment
  • Assignments
  • Presentation

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

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

Course materials

Books and journal papers in Norwegian or English.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education


Examination arrangement: Practical exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Practical exam (1) 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Practical exam 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
  • 1) Eksamensdato: 06.12.2021- 08.12.2021. Datoene er generelle. Du vil få tildelt individuelt oppmøtetidspunkt senere av faglærer.

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