Andy Markwick and Kevin Watts explore properties and changes of materials, introducing some ideas for chemistry activities.
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.
The authors describe how children worked with professional scientists to do environmental research in their local river.
Dr Leigh Hoath
The authors learn through their enthusiasm for fieldwork and biodiversity.
Lego has provided the building blocks of many children's early years.
Luke Tilley explores the world of insects and offers ideas on how you can get involved during National Insect Week.
Nicki Wise, Deb McGregor and James Bird describe the impact of using iPads to help children aged 8 and 9 think about materials.
Nicola Kitchen shows you how approaching pond-dipping in the right way can lead to children appreciating the real complexity of food chains.