Science Fiction, Science Fact! Ages 5-7


Learning Science Through Well-Loved Stories

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Science Fiction, Science Fact! Ages 5–7 is a book for story-loving primary teachers who want to find a creative way to teach science. Contextualising science in a story that pupils know and love, the book contains a wide range of activities and investigations to help Key Stage 1 pupils engage in science learning, while also extending aspects of the English national curriculum.

Science Fiction, Science Fact Ages 5-7 offers valuable support to busy teachers and, by ensuring science lessons are enjoyable and accessible for pupils, helps children get involved in investigations in a way that is memorable for them. Using coloured illustrations and diagrams throughout, the book contains:

  • the relevant scientific context alongside a link to one of nine exciting children’s stories;
  • clever and unique suggestions to ‘storify the science’
  • instructions for teachers to give to their pupils
  • tips on how to deliver the lesson in an immersive way
  • guidance on assessing pupils’ level of understanding

Science Fiction, Science Fact! Ages 5-7 is packed full of ideas for weaving science into cross-curricular lessons, and is an invigorating and essential resource for Key Stage 1 teachers and science co-ordinators seeking to inject some creativity into their science lessons.

  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: How to Teach a Great Science Lesson
  • Chapter 2: Dinosaur Road (carnivores, herbivores and senses)
  • Chapter 3: Peace at Last (sound and hearing)
  • Chapter 4: Traction Man is Here (properties of materials)
  • Chapter 5: The Storm Whale in Winter (ice – melting and freezing)
  • Chapter 6: The Tiny Seed (growing plants)
  • Chapter 7: Goldilocks (healthy diet and exercise)
  • Chapter 8: The Odd Egg (animal life cycles)
  • Chapter 9: Pirates Love Underpants (science skills)

About The Author

Jules Pottle is a primary science specialist teacher with experience teaching in primary schools for over twenty years, and a trainer for Storytelling Schools, UK. She won the Primary Science Teaching Trust’s Primary Science Teacher of the Year in 2015.


Age Range: 5-7Format: Paperback
Author: Jules Pottle


Additional information

Weight0.672 kg
Dimensions29.7 × 21 × 1.2 cm
Age Range




Price Range

£21.00 – £40.00


Science – general


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