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: Rocks and Soil looks at Earth and the rocks that make it up, from its fiery core and volcanoes to limestone cliffs and fossils. It also explores how rocks form and reform over time, and how they change the world around us.
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.
1: Rocks in space 2: Inside the Earth 3: Volcanoes 4: Igneous rocks 5: When rocks break up 6: Sedimentary rocks 7: Rocks from living things 8: Minerals 9: Metamorphic rocks 10: Soil 11: Investigating soil 12: How fossils form 13: Fossils from different ages 14: Glossary 15: Answers 16: Index