This Science Quest series complements the Geography Quest series and the History Quest series to provide a comprehensive programme of S.E.S.E. activities for children.
The series reflects the changes in content, structure and teaching approaches contained in the science component of the S.E.S.E. Primary School Curriculum.
It introduces children to basic scientific concepts, using experiments that are easy and safe to carry out in a classroom setting. The experiments are pitched at a level appropriate to each class. All experiments have been tried and tested in classrooms by experienced teachers.
Each chapter contains Helpful Hints for teachers to pre-empt any difficulties that may arise. The setting the scene section of each chapter outlines the objectives to be addressed in each chapter. Very little expenditure is required by teachers or pupils for experiment equipment because every day objects are generally employed throughout the series.
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Builds on the basic ideas dealt with in Book 1 at an age appropriate level. In the 11 experiments the children are encouraged to predict outcomes before carrying out simple and interesting experiments involving bubbles, making rainbows, seeing how plants need oxygen, air in balloons etc.