The "Science 5-14" series has achieved enormous success in Scotland, partly because the first three books addressed one of the central areas of concern in science education: the transition between primary and secondary schools, including the need for primary and secondary schools to work in a cluster wide approach. "Science 5-14 for the Middle Primary Years" is published in response to demand for a single, core textbook that can act as a central and attractive resource for non-science specialists, and that can be used alongside local authority teaching materials such as the Renfrewshire Package. This Teacher's Book accompanies "Science 5-14 for the Middle Primary Years Pupil's Book" (0340 883162), providing full support for teachers, including details of how each chapter links to the attainment targets of the 5-14 Guidelines. It also has homework and practical activities, guidance on investigations, ICT opportunities and guidance on literacy and assessment.
Nicky Souter is an experienced teacher, currently working in the Department of Education, University of Strathclyde. Frances Simpson is a primary teacher, Science Staff Tutor for Renfrewshire and part-author of the Renfrewshire Pack for Science.