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.

Teacher resources

Here are collected resources to support teaching in science from primary school (key stages 1 and 2) and secondary school up to key stage 4. The Cambridge-endorsed Cambridge Checkpoint student books are supported by similarly endorsed support books for teachers.

Scientific Method Posters

Download and print these free scientific method posters to use around your classroom or laboratory.

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Download the Scientific Method posters in a zip file

Find out more about the scientific method

Critical Thinking Posters

Download and print these free posters about critical thinking skills and create a way to use them with your children.

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Download the Critical Thinking Posters in a zip file

Find out more about critical thinking

You may like to use these posters with the notes about critical thinking in the back of each of the Moving up with Science Books

Additional resources for books series

These are additional resources (videos, quizzes etc) for use with specific book series.

Ways Into Science

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Everyday Materials

Teaching Primary Science

A brand new series for primary teachers that provides a full guide to teaching a primary curriculum area, especially for non-specialists. This book is closely tied to the new curriculum, with extracts from the curriculum itself and lesson plans and teaching ideas for every area.

Find out more about Teaching Primary Science

Cambridge Checkpoint Primary Science Teacher’s Guide and Resource Books

The teacher’s guide is divided into three chapters – Biology, Chemistry and Physics to match the Cambridge Primary Science Curriculum Framework. Each chapter contains teaching notes with revision activities and photocopiable pages to use with a scientific enquiry investigation.

The resource books are matched to the revised Cambridge Secondary 1 Curriculum Framework for Science.

Find out more about my Cambridge Checkpoint Science books

Teachers Resource CDROMs for Biology Now! Chemistry Now! and Physics Now!

These CDROMs provide the answers to the questions in the pupil’s book, practical activities and investigations with notes for teachers and technicians, photocopiable worksheets to support some activities, end of chapter tests with answers, two tests to be used as preparation for the end of course examinations.

Find out more about these CDROMS

100 Science Lessons

Each 100 Science Lessons book contains a whole year of inspirational ready-made lessons full matched to the new curriculum. It can be used as a complete teaching plan for the year or as a flexible filler. There is a CD-Rom packed with interactive activities and photocopiable resources for each book.

I was at an editorial meeting at Scholastic just after the 100 English and 100 Maths lessons books had been published and suggested that teachers might like 100 Science lessons. I was charged with the task of going home and devising such a series. I worked out a format and produced a list of 700 science lesson topics as the reception class was included in the curriculum in those days. The proposal was accepted, authors were commissioned and I stayed on a series editor and contributing author. I continued in this role for the second edition and this new edition for the 2014 National curriculum.

Buy 100 Science Lessons from Scholastic


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.