Andy Markwick and Kevin Watts explore properties and changes of materials, introducing some ideas for chemistry activities.
Anne Buckley and Kim Harvey explain how playdough can provide a fun way for children to learn the basics and conduct further enquiries.
Bert Nagel explores how, using just drinking straws and staples, you can make wands that produce beautiful soap bubbles.
Bert Nagel shares another interesting and simple adaptation to create something special out of the ordinary.
Claire Walker describes how one child's question created buzz and excitement leading to an engaging and productive investigation for her class
Deborah Wilkinson and Wayne Stallard consider how materials can support learning and teaching in the primary classroom.
Lego has provided the building blocks of many children's early years.
Nicki Wise, Deb McGregor and James Bird describe the impact of using iPads to help children aged 8 and 9 think about materials.
Rachel Linfield shows how her 'old fashioned' ways can help with enquiry, questions and much more all nicely wrapped too!
Rania Gikopoulou describes how her 5th graders (age 11) learn about abstract phenomena through models of their microscopic structure.
Rosemary Feasey explores the wealth of early-years science to be found in mud.
Steven Chapman shares some salient points about teaching this tricky but fascinating subject.