The children continue critical scientific thinking and become prepared for further scientific investigation in their Second Level Science programme.
They study how a tornado is formed, electromagnets, how common circuits and switches work, algae and fungi etc. They are also shown how to design and work Pitfalls and Pouters in order to catch and study mini-beasts before releasing them into the wild again.
This Science Quest series complements the Geography Quest series and the History Quest series to provide a comprehensive programme of S.E.S.E. activities for children.
The series reflects the changes in content, structure and teaching approaches contained in the science component of the S.E.S.E. Primary School Curriculum.
It introduces children to basic scientific concepts, using experiments that are easy and safe to carry out in a classroom setting. The experiments are pitched at a level appropriate to each class. All experiments have been tried and tested in classrooms by experienced teachers.
Each chapter contains Helpful Hints for teachers to pre-empt any difficulties that may arise. The setting the scene section of each chapter outlines the objectives to be addressed in each chapter. Very little expenditure is required by teachers or pupils for experiment equipment because every day objects are generally employed throughout the series.
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