Six-book photocopiable, flexible series providing modern, appealing activities for the strands of science.
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 pupil 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 pupil predicting, recording, analysing, evaluating and communicating their findings
experiments/investigations are carefully chosen to make use of simple, everyday materials which the teacher/pupil 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 pupils 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