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Science and the seashore

Now is the time that seashells start appearing on windowsills as a reminder of trips to the beach in the summer.

A selection of seashells

A selection of seashells

When the children picked them up they were showing two signs of a scientist – being observant and being curious.

Curiosity has driven science for centuries and continues to do so today. Children are naturally curious so it makes sense to foster this as they return to school and begin their science lessons.

The Sea Shore book in my Curiosity Box series helps you to do this by taking the readers on a trip across the sand dunes, over the strand line, down the sandy beach, clambering over the rocks to look at rock pool life then look up at the cliffs above.

The Seashore

The Seashore

Along the way are many curiosities that the children may have seen in their real trip to the seashore. Each one is supported by information while some form a “What can this be?” challenge that can be answered by turning the page.

At the end of the book is a curious quiz and information about setting up a real curiosity box.

There is more information about curiosity boxes in my film at

If you make a curiosity box for your collection of sea shells you might like to send me some pictures for the Science Exhibition Library on this site, for children around the world to see and stimulate their curiosity.

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