Spellbound Science Book 1 CD ROM

The Spellbound Science resources were developed through the PUPPETS project. They contain stories designed to create problems for children to solve. These innovative, original stories provide starting points for scientific enquiry and help children to develop scientific understanding in the middle years of primary school. Each story ends with a Concept Cartoon where the characters in the book argue about their ideas as a starting point for children's discussion. The stories come with a bank of key science vocabulary, a range of ideas for different kinds of enquiries, key questions and background science in child-friendly language.

The CD contains writeable planning and ideas pads, with 'drag and drop' key vocabulary to support children with limited writing skills and to encourage children to focus on appropriate science ideas. The book is linked to Spellbound Science 1 which provides 12 more stories covering key concepts at a less demanding level. The main characters (Benny, Jasmin, Grandad and Millie) in each story are based around puppets. Having the puppets brings extra power to the stories. Children love the idea of the characters coming 'alive' and being able to talk to them and share their ideas with them.

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Author(s)Brenda Keogh, Stuart Naylor
Age5-7, 7-11
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Shelf referenceA 372.35044 SPE
Direct URLhttps://www.stem.org.uk/x886n

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