Straight Forward With Science Series
The Straight forward with Science series has been written to support children with their Upper Key stage 2 Science work.
There are activities and questions on almost every spread designed to make the reader interact with the text by using critical thinking skills, planning investigations, gathering easily obtainable materials and equipment and carrying out scientific investigations. These may be illustrative to reinforce what has been read or to provide opportunities to develop observational skills. Where an activity is an example of one or more types of scientific enquiry it is referenced at the back of the book.
The Straight Forward with Science series builds on the foundations provided by the Ways into Science series and the Moving up with Science series to provide a complete resource for primary science teaching. The three series can be used to follow and check the children’s progression through the UK National Curriculum for Science.
Straight Forward with Science offers a straightforward, but fun, approach to key science learning. Each book explores basic scientific principles and shows them in action, while simple activities and experiments bring the science to life.
Straight forward with science: forces and movement
Forces and Movement looks at what the different forces are and how important they are here on Earth. Gravity, friction and simple machines are also looked at.
Straight forward with science: light and colour
Light and Colour looks at what light is, where it comes from and how it reaches us here on Earth. Light rays, shadows, mirrors and colour are all also explored.
Straight forward with science: the Earth in space
The Earth in Space looks at Earth and how it spins around in space, giving us night and day. It also explores the Sun, Moon and stars and explains how the solar system works. Space exploration is also looked at.
Straight forward with science: materials and properties
Materials and Properties looks at what materials are and how we use them differently according to their properties. Solids, liquids and gases, mixing, separating and changing materials and matter are all also explored.
Straight forward with science: life cycles
Lifecycles looks at what lifecycles are and discovers the many different lifecycles 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.
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.
Straight forward with science: classification and evolution
Classification and Evolution describes how we group, or classify, all living things on Earth, from microscopic bacteria to huge blue whales. Fossils, adaptation and the theory of natural selection are all also explored.
Straight forward with science: the human body
The Human Body looks at the multitude of parts that make up our amazing body and explores how our organ systems work together to keep us on the move. It also looks at what we can do to stay healthy.