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The Curiosity Box: Rocks and Fossils By Peter Riley

The Curiosity Box: Rocks and Fossils
by Peter Riley

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The Curiosity Box: Rocks and Fossils Summary

The Curiosity Box: 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, joined 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 are brimming with science and that encourage KS1 pupils to engage with core science and nature topics, while developing other key skills in thinking and reasoning in an utterly absorbing and charming way.

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About Peter Riley

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.

Table of Contents

  • 1: What are rocks and fossils?
  • 1: Earth - a rocky planet
  • 1: Volcanoes
  • 1: Cooling in the crust
  • 1: When rocks break up
  • 1: Rocks from shells
  • 1: In a cave and down a mine
  • 1: Metals and gemstones
  • 1: Plant and animal fossils
  • 1: Fossils from the sea
  • 1: Bones and fossils
  • 1: Trace fossils
  • 1: Rocks and fossils curiosity box
  • 1: Curiosity quiz!
  • 1: Glossary and Index
  • 1: Curious facts
  • 1: Notes for parents and teachers

Additional information

The Curiosity Box: Rocks and Fossils by Peter Riley
Peter Riley
The Curiosity Box
Used - Very Good
Hachette Children's Group
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