The Young Scientist Investigates resources for students aged 8 to 11 years comprise two course books and 20 topic books. The course books provide information for children to read and activities for them to carry out relating to a series of topic-based units. Some activities can be completed through an understanding of the text and some require further, guided investigations. At the end of each unit there is a double-page spread giving further activities, questions to answer and a list of ‘what every young scientist should know’ about the topic.

The topic books contain colourfully illustrated text for students to read. They give information on various sub-topics within the overall topics. The sub-topics are grouped into two blocks, each block being followed by work sections with questions on the text, things to do and simple experiments. There is a glossary at the end of each book.

The titles of the books are:
Birds
Flowers
Sea and seashore
Seeds and seedlings
Small garden animals
Trees
Water
Air
Rocks and soil
Electricity and magnetism.
Light and colour
Heat
Energy
Sounds
Food
Structures
Everyday chemicals
Materials
Pond life
The human body

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Course Book 1

The Young Scientist Investigates Course Book 1 comprises 12 units of work, grouped under three concept headings: living things; structures, forces and energy; and change. Each unit is a series of double-page spreads relating to the topic. For instance the unit on fruit and vegetables has spreads on ‘vegetables’, ‘...

Course Book 2

The Young Scientist Investigates Course Book 2 comprises 12 units of work, grouped under three concept headings: living things; structures, forces and energy; and change. Each unit is a series of double-page spreads relating to the topic. For instance the unit on reproduction in birds and mammals has spreads on...

Birds

The Young Scientist Investigates topic book on Birds, first published in 1981, gives information, illustrated with full-colour photographs, about the features and behaviour of birds. It is intended for children aged 8-11 to read and then to answer question and carry out investigations involving observing feathers...

Sea and Seashore

The Young Scientist Investigates topic book on Sea and Seashore was first published in 1981 and gives information, illustrated by full colour photographs and drawings, about the extent of the oceans, different types of seashore and the animals and plants to be found there. Tides are mentioned, but no explanation of...

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