Posts Tagged ‘Step Up Science’

More work

Tuesday, 8 January 2008

I like reading at work, although I’m glad the computers seem to be properly usable as of the end of the day. Three more books today, one more of the science books, one related history one for variety, and then a reprint of a short 1930 volume on children’s costume with nice pictures and descriptions from a proper Edwardian lady who (by the sound of her) was about upper middle class and only thought of those below that when she had to. Very clear about her subjective opinions of the outfits and fashions she’s discussing!

7. Step Up Science: Moving and Growing by Louise and Richard Spilsbury

8. Step Up History: Why did Henry VIII marry six times? by John Gorman

9. English Children’s Costume 1775-1920 by Iris Brooke

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Back to work

Monday, 7 January 2008

The work done over the holidays was finished up today, which moved me from my desk, and so once I’d finished sorting the place out, I read three books (which is part of my job, when I have the time), which are going to go on my list. They are are from the same series of books, by Louise and Richard Spilsbury for Evans Brothers Ltd, aimed at key stage 2, with clear explanations, photographs and diagrams, and lots of suggested hands-on activities. Safety and care for others (including animals to be examined) is strongly emphasised, and there are guidelines for parents and teachers at the end of the books.

4. Step Up Science: Keeping Warm

5. Step Up Science: Circuits and Conductors

6. Step Up Science: Habitats