Primary school appliance of science is poor
THE Association of Science Education is absolutely right to highlight its concerns about the quality of science teaching in primary schools in Northern Ireland (News, September 19).
While there are examples of good practice, we have circumstantial evidence that science teaching at primary level can be minimalist and piecemeal.
It's a tragedy that some children are losing out in a subject area of central importance to their career prospects and to our economy.
DR LIZ FAWCETT
Northern Ireland representative