Get your class excited about science with our series of practical, exciting investigations. They cover tricky topics in new and unusual ways, including evolution, mechanisms and air resistance. You'll also have no problems getting kids up to speed and interested in what conducts electricity, why milk goes off or why we should exercise!View list of investigations
Practical science can be tricky to teach, especially if you're a non-specialist. It's hard to feel as in control of lessons as you'd like like and sometimes you need equipment that you can't access. That's why all Love to Investigate activities come with background knowledge for teachers who haven't taught the topic before and most feature resources that are easily available.
Engaging warm-up tasks help children develop the skills they need for working independently on the main practical investigation. We've included a child-friendly, scientific method board into every project for the children to follow, as well as key vocabulary for them to learn, use and remember when working scientifically.
Love to Investigate is written and tested by Dr Fran Barnes, Cornerstones' expert in primary science. Fran is a molecular and cell biologist with a passion for hands-on, practical science in the classroom. She has taught practical science to all ages and delivered CPD for local authorities and the Yorkshire and Humber Science Learning Centres.
Every investigation develops key knowledge and is linked to assessment, covering specific programmes of study for 'working scientifically'. It means Love to Investigate fits perfectly with any curriculum. Every investigation is also linked to one of our Imaginative Learning Projects, which makes them an ideal add-on to the Cornerstones Curriculum England and Cornerstones Curriculum Wales.