International bestselling award-winning author Facebook Twitter

Taking science education across the world

Our future depends on exploring all the frontiers of science, on innovative technologies based on these explorations and on the development of scientific literacy in all peoples through science education.

New Straight Forward with Science books published today

Two of my books in the Straight Forward With Science series are published today. Based on the classic Straightforward Science series, these books have been written and updated to work for the new science curriculum at upper Key Stage 2.

Straight Forward With Science covers

Straight Forward With Science

Straight forward with science: life cycles

Life cycles looks at what life cycles are and discovers the many different life cycles that exist in nature, from mammals and birds to plants, insects and amphibians. How life cycles are keyed into the seasons is studied along with the work of the famous naturalists, including Gilbert White and David Attenborough.

Buy Straight forward with science: life cycles from Hachette

Straight forward with science: electricity

Electricity looks at what is electricity is, how it is generated and how it makes the world around us work, both at home and in nature. Electrical circuits, electromagnets and motors are all also explored.

Buy Straight forward with science: electricity from Hachette

If you liked this, you might like to receive my newsletter where I keep parents and teachers like yourself informed about...

  • Fun and exciting lesson plans you can download freely from my site.
  • Videos, presentations and other classroom materials to compliment my books.
  • Teaching-related articles on my site with tips and ideas useful to you.

You'll receive no more than one or two emails per month and your address will never be sold or passed on to anyone else. You can unsubscribe at any time by simply clicking the unsubscribe link in the email. My mailing list is securely managed using

My Books

Follow the links below to find out more about my books and book series, as well as downloadable resources for teachers and parents using my books.

Books for Primary Schools
Books for Secondary Schools

Books and Resources for Teachers

Contact Me

I can be contacted in the following ways. If you have a picture for the Natural World Photo Gallery or the Science Exhibition Gallery, please send it by email.