PRACTICE GUIDE: SCIENCE IN THE EARLY YEARS

Force, friction, electricity, sound, light and many other things are explored in Linda Thornton and Pat Brunton's series on early years science.

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Early Years Science: Forces

Learn about forces and then investigate their effects with the children, in the first part of a new science series by Linda Thornton and Pat Brunton

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Early Years Science: Floating and Sinking

Children can investigate the behaviour of objects placed in water with these activities from Linda Thornton and Pat Brunton

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Early Years Science: Air

Our science series by Linda Thornton and Pat Brunton considers how air can be moved by natural or manmade forces, and ways for young children to investigate this...

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Early Years Science: Magnetism

Push comes to pull as children make investigations into magnetism. Linda Thornton and Pat Brunton explain how.

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Early Years Science: Sound

How sounds are sent and received by our ears, and some simple activities to investigate it, are explained by Pat Brunton and Linda Thornton

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Early Years Science: Life Cycles of Plants

Help children to investigate the life cycles of plants and what we use them for with activities by Linda Thornton and Pat Brunton

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Early Years Science: Light

Investigate where light comes from and where it goes with activities looking at its effects on objects, in our science series by Pat Brunton and Linda Thornton

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Early Years Science: Materials

Encourage children to sort materials by their properties, their forms and their uses, as Pat Brunton and Linda Thornton demonstrate

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Early Years Science: Change

Investigate how materials can change and whether they can be restored, with activities from Pat Brunton and Linda Thornton

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Early Years Science: Life

Help children investigate their own signs of life, with activities from Pat Brunton and Linda Thornton

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Early Years Science: Electricity

Help children begin to understand how electricity works, in the final part of our series on Foundation Stage science by Linda Thornton and Pat Brunton