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Classification and Evolution

By Peter Riley

  • Hardback
  • £12.99

A comprehensive update to a successful series, specifically designed to support the new science curriculum at upper KS2.

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.

Classification and Evolution describes how we group, or classify, all living things on Earth, from microscopic bacteria to huge blue whales. Fossils, adaptation and the theory of natural selection are all also explored.

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: 9781445135106
  • Publication date: 10 Sep 2015
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Franklin Watts
The book takes a complex subject and makes it clear and straightforward for children to understand ... easy to read and provides a good understanding with clear explanations, all very well supported by carefully selected photographs ... Straight Forward with Science offers a straightforward, but fun, approach to key science learning — Parents In Touch
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