The Rocks and Fossils by Peter Riley


The Rocks and Fossils by Peter Riley

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? Books that take the magical charm of collecting curiosities and join them together with the science behind some of the wonders of the natural world. Children will be inspired 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. Rocks and Fossils focuses on the different types of rocks found on Earth and their different properties, such as granite, slate and sandstone. It looks at how rocks form deep inside the Earth and how important volcanoes are. Fossils are also revealed, including trace fossils, such as dinosaur footprints, and how fossils such as ammonites are formed. Books that encourage KS1 readers to engage with core science and nature topics, while developing other key skills in thinking and reasoning in an utterly absorbing and charming way.

About the Author

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.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Publication date

23rd June 2016



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