- Chapters are presented in the same order as topics in the Checkpoint Chemistry Scheme of Work; Chapters 1-5 are for Year 1, Chapters 6-10 for Year 2 and Chapters 11-15 for Year 3. - The clear text and colourful illustrations and photographs fully explain the concepts and encourage background reading. - Boxed sections are used to show how scientific ideas have developed over time and how they are applied in today's world. - Questions throughout encourage pupils to extract relevant information from text and think more deeply about the topics. - 'For discussion' boxes are designed specially to stimulate class or group discussions and can be used in work on science and citizenship. - The extensive glossary contains all key syllabus words for chemistry and helps to build pupils' scientific vocabulary. - The accompanying Teacher's Resource Book provides full support, including details of practical work, answers to all questions in the Pupil's Book and suggestions for the use of ICT.
Peter D Riley is the author of a wide range of science titles for children and was the winner of the TES Schoolbook Award in 2000.