In issue 14 of this open access journal, Pedreira and Márquez present an interesting paper examining a specific analysis of activities, Can I touch?, designed to promote scientific inquiry for 2-6 year olds. Continuing the theme of informal learning opportunities, Wenzel and Scheersoi critically reflect on the use of a ‘Discovery Cart’ to promote interest in children when exploring a wildlife park in Germany, and Ian Milne presents a reflective narrative about his experiences in his long career as a science educator. Amanda McCrory presents the second part of her paper, Scientific enquiry in primary schools, and Suzanne Gatt presents the outcomes of a small-scale research project undertaken in Malta, investigating whether or not inquiry can be effectively included in homework activities for science

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