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Understanding Science: Animals & Plants

by Penny Johnson

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Suitable for: Key Stage 2 level for ages 7 to 11

ISBN: 9780721712864 | Pages: 170

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Product description for teachers and tutors

Understanding Science is a series of topic-based study books for children in Key Stage 2, providing comprehensive coverage of key subject areas. Each topic contains a concise summary of the information required by the National Curriculum, together with structured practice. Each book is a stand-alone resource, so children can either work through them in order or focus on individual aspects of the subject. Together, the six books support the whole of the Key Stage 2 science curriculum, including scientific investigation, providing a solid foundation for success in science.

Animals & Plants meets the National Curriculum requirements for Key Stage 2 science, and covers the following areas: plants, plant life cycles, flowers and fertilisation, seed dispersal, germination, asexual reproduction, living things and their habitats, fossils, animal life cycles, food chains, evolution, adaptation and inheritance. The book also explains the key features that animals and plants share, and highlights some important differences between them.

Key features of Understanding Science include:

  • an ‘Explanation’ to introduce each topic
  • activities to consolidate and revise knowledge and skills
  • thought-provoking facts to foster a love of learning beyond the National Curriculum
  • a ‘Scientific investigation’ table to identify and encourage scientific questioning opportunities across the series
  • a combined ‘Index and glossary’ to define key terms introduced in the text.

All six books contain answers at the back.


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Isle of Mull
I home educate my 2 younger children and we love using the Understanding Science books. I would highly recommend the series. Excellent for first time exploration and using as part of vertical learning. Excellent value for money - even when buying a full set for both children.

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