Peter.D.Riley

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.

Science Enquiry Hub

The Science Enquiry hub presents a natural progression to teach children the fundamentals of scientific enquiry required by the National Curriculum Key Stages 1 and 2.

The Learning Path

1. Curiosity

Since the beginning of time our knowledge of the world and scientific discoveries have emerged from our natural sense of curiosity. One way to nurture a child’s curiosity, exploration and discovery is to help them create a curiosity box. Into it they can put any interesting objects that they find, collecting things on walks in the countryside or on the sea shore, making enquiries using books to find out about the items collected. They can then communicate what they’ve learned to their friends by making a presentation.

Using their curiosity box, children can explore the world around them and begin to identify, classify and group their discoveries. They can ask questions and try to rationally reason out the answers.

Find out more, including how to make your own curiosity box.

2. The Natural World Photo Gallery

The Natural World Photo Gallery presents pictures of the natural world taken by myself, or others who have sent in their own pictures. I intend for it to develop over time into a collection of animal and plant species from all over the world so that children can learn to identify differences in species, habitats and the seasons.

View the Natural World Photo Gallery

3. The Scientific Method

In this section you will find out all about the simple eight-step method for making any kind of scientific enquiry. You can also download posters for your wall for free showing the eight steps.

Find out more about the scientific method

4. The Science Exhibition Gallery

In this section I display some of the models and displays children have made to demonstrate their understanding of scientific concepts. You can even send in your own pictures and have them featured on my blog as an inspiration to other teachers, parents and children.

View the Science Exhibition Gallery


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.