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Light Needs Time

If you want to build up a sound understanding of Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity by teaching yourself from first principles... this is the book for you!

Curiosity: the story of a Mars Rover

Meet Curiosity, a Mars rover that has rolled across the deserts of the red planet searching for clues to one of science's greatest mysteris: is there life on Mars?

Drawing for science, invention & discovery

This book is aimed at all the scientists, mathematicians, engineers and pioneers who understand the value of creative thinking in their field. It identifies some of the key cognitive processes that...

George's secret key to the universe

George's Secret Key to the Universe

George never expected to be swept up in an intergalactic adventure. But that's exactly what happens when he and his best friend, Annie, meet a talking super-computer...

Man on the moon: a day in the life of Bob

This is Bob. He has a very special job - looking after the moon! He knows almost everything about it, but there's one thing he's blissfully unaware of... aliens!

The darkest dark

The story of a boy who faced his fears and went on to reach the stars

The darkest dark


Young Chris is an astronaut. A very busy astronaut. Saving the planet from aliens is much more important than taking baths or going to bed. Because at bedtime the worst...

New scientist

New Scientist is widely read by both scientists and non scientists as a way of keeping track of scientific and technological progress. Many science articles in the general press are based on its contents, as New Scientist covers the social and cultural impacts and consequences of scientific and technological...

Lookouts Activity 3: Help!

In this resource aimed at lower primary level, children learn that plants need water to survive. Looking at a wilted plant, children think about what is wrong with the plant and discuss ways in which it could be revived. They then cut out a ‘Plants need water’ cartoon sequence and rearrange it into the correct...

Lookouts Activity 2: Spot the Plant

In this resource aimed at younger primary learners, children learn how to identify and name common plants. The activities contain a thinking walk where children are challenged to find a selection plants by matching them to The Great Plant Hunt Identikit provided. They record details about where they found the...