Peter Riley - What Animal Is It? - Hachette Children's Group

What Animal Is It?

By Peter Riley

  • Hardback
  • £12.99

An extensive update to a successful and very popular series, rewritten to work for the new science curriculum.

A first science series that introduces young readers to basic science principles in a friendly and accessible way. Early scientific skills are taught through a combination of experiments, activities and key questions, designed to get young scientists thinking!

What Animal Is It? looks at the amazing variety of animals on Earth, from insects and amphibians to fish and mammals. It explores how we group them and how they are similar, as well as how they are all different.

Biographical Notes

Peter Riley was a science teacher for 25 years, 17 of them as Head of Science. His first book was published in 1981, and he has been a full-time author since 1996, with over 200 books published for children, students and teachers. He is the winner of the prestigious Schoolbook Award for Science in 2000, as well as being shortlisted for the Aventis Science Prize 2004 and nominated for the Educational Resources Award in 2009.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781445134710
  • Publication date: 28 Aug 2014
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Franklin Watts
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Animals

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Animals takes a look at the five types of vertebrates on our planet: fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds. Find out about the types of habitats these animals live in, and all about teeth, bones, feathers, skulls, tadpoles, scales, eggs and loads of other fascinating science stuff about animals.Have you ever looked at the objects inside a curiosity box? What did you see and what did they feel like? Did you recognise some of them or were there things in there that you'd never seen before? These six book take the magical charm of collecting curiosities, joined with the science behind some of the wonders of the natural world. The mixture of full-colour photographs and beautiful illustrations will inspire children to take a closer look at objects and the world around them, and begin to question how and why nature designs things in certain ways.The Curiosity Box series is brimming with science and encourages Key Stage 1 pupils to engage with core science and nature topics, while developing other key skills in thinking and reasoning in an utterly absorbing and charming way.For children aged 6+.

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Human Body

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Matter

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Everyday Materials

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Rocks and Fossils

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Minibeasts

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Light

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Forces and Movement

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Rocks and Soil

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Forces and Magnets

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Habitats

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Plants

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Electricity

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Find out all about the science in the world around us with Moving Up with Science. Written to support the National Curriculum at Key Stage 2, each title explores key scientific topics through a combination of concise information and fun experiments. Moving Up with Science: Electricity reveals how electricity was discovered; what is inside a battery; and howto make your own series circuit. Explore the many uses of electricity and discover how to make your own buzzing robot.

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Materials and Properties

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Straight Forward with Science offers a straightforward, but fun, approach to key science learning. Each book explores basic scientific principles and shows them in action, while simple activities and experiments bring the science to life. Materials and Properties looks at what materials are and how we use them differently according to their properties. Solids, liquids and gases, mixing, separating and changing materials and matter are all also explored.

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Light and Colour

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Ways Into Science: Lifecycles

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Ways Into Science: Keeping Healthy

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Ways Into Science: Your Body, Your Senses

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