A sister series to the Key Stage 3 science series "Hodder Science", the "Hodder Science Gold" series consists of three pupil's books aimed at pupils working between National Curriculum Levels 2 and 4/5. The three books comprise the same ideas and concepts as the mainstream "Hodder Science" books, enabling the two series to be used side-by-side in mixed-ability classes. The "Gold" books have been rewritten and redesigned so the text is at a lower reading level, the font is clearer and the design is more spacious. In addition there are more frequent in-text questions to break up the text and key term boxes so that the new vocabulary is explained on the page on which it first appears with simple, understandable definitions. As with the original "Hodder Science" series, the books exactly match QCA's exemplar Scheme of Work for Science, introduced in schools from September 2000.
Table of Contents
Glossary 1 - Inheritance and selection 10 - Forces in action 11 - Physics post-test chapter 12 - Chemistry post-test chapter 13 - Biology post-test chapter 2 - Reactions of metals and the reactivity series 3 - Energy and electricity 4 - Fit and healthy 5 - Chemistry and the environment 6 - Gravity and space 7 - Plants, photosynthesis and food 8 - Using chemistry 9 - Speeding up
Nigel Heslop: former Head of Science at Oak Farm Community School in Farnborough; moderator for exam board NEAB; very involved with the ASE, particularly their Year of Science project and the Science Across the World scheme. James Williams: former Head of Science, now a lecturer in science education at Brunel University. James was a consultant for QCA during the implementation of the KS3 Scheme of Work. George Snape: retired Head of Science and former Curriculum Development Leader for Science for Manchester. Marguerite Hall: Head of the Centre for Specific Learning Difficulties at Oak Farm Community School.