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Science

 

Six-book photocopiable, flexible series providing modern, appealing activities for the strands of science.

  • Understanding science through literacy
  • Investigative science skills
  • The work of scientists
Features:
  • aims to develop core scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding
  • focuses on procedural understanding - on the nature, processes and skills of working scientifically such as questioning and predicting, planning and conducting, analysing data, evaluating and communicating
  • each unit of work is in a four-page division (one teacher page and three pupil pages)
    • first page presents a comprehensive teacher page providing the content focus, the investigative skills focus, background information, lesson notes and answers
    • second page of the unit presents scientific information in a literacy based
    • text passage with the key information explained clearly and concisely, using diagrams/artwork where appropriate
    • third page of activities require the child to apply the information with the emphasis on thinking scientifically (using comprehension questions)
    • final page of activities involve a scientific investigation/hands-on exploration of the concept. Emphasis is placed on the child predicting, recording, analysing, evaluating and communicating their findings
  • experiments/investigations are carefully chosen to make use of simple, everyday materials which the teacher/child will have easy access to
  • emphasis on the curricular strands such as living things (both plant and animal), energy and forces (light, electricity, heat, sound), materials, and environmental awareness and care
  • activities are designed to promote curiosity and interest in science by requiring children to test, change or confirm their ideas about how things are and how they work
  • provides teachers with the necessary activities to enhance their science programme with a class

Books in this series: