Inquiry Science, P-2

Jenny Kotros and Marigold Draper

Date Available:
12 January 2007
1 74101 905 2
A4, stapled, 52pp
Age Range:
Science, Thinking skills, inquiry-based learning
Key selling points:

• Inquiry-based and reflective learning
• Useful process skills guide for each lesson
• Supplementary diagrams, tables and illustrations
• Supports a thinking curriculum
• Clearly explained activities using
• Easily-resourced materials
• VELS edition available


Inquiry Science is designed to engage children in investigation and discovery, through hands on, student-centred activities. These easily resourced learning centre tasks provide opportunities for children to verbalise their observations and make inferences. In addition to a clear explanation of the activity, each lesson includes background information on the topic and suggestions to help children to focus on the experiment and to record and think about the discoveries. Topics include light, electricity, force, weather and water.

Supporting resources:

Problem Solving Reasoning and Strategies P-2 ( 5348)
Science: CSF II Student Workbook Level 1 Preparatory Year (5216)
Science: CSF II Teaching and Assessment Resource Level 2 Grade 1 (6751)
Think & Discover Science - What Makes Glow-worms Glow? (IFA19131)
Think & Discover Science - Where Do Bears Sleep? (IFA19132)