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See Through Science

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Animals, Biodiversity & Habitats, Climate Science, Electricity, Energy, Forces, Light, Plants, Properties & Uses of Materials, Rocks, Fossils and Soils, Space

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Science Enquiry, Scientific Literacy

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3-5, 5-7, 7-9, 9-12

Using photographic images to engage and inspire children to ask scientific questions about the world around them

See Through Science is a fabulous set of fifteen high-resolution digital images (included in a book and as a digital download). The book is packed with practical advice for teachers about using the image pack to develop children’s observation, questioning and discussion skills.

See Through Science was written by PSTT Fellows Paul Tyler and Alex Farrer and edited by Ali Eley, PSTT’s Outreach Director.

The book

What's included in the resource?

The images have been selected to be inspiring and thought-provoking. They cover a range of scientific phenomena, enabling children to explore and discuss science in a variety of contexts, and to appreciate many different applications of science. Each image comes with associated background information and key scientific words.

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Sample pages

Special issue image pack

Use these photographic images to engage and inspire children to ask scientific questions about the world around them.

Download both the image pack and the teacher information to get the most from this resource.

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These photographic images provide a fantastic hook to science lesson topics that are accessible to all the children. The images inspire awe and wonder while developing questioning and explaining.

Project Teachers

Safety Notice & Disclaimer

PSTT advises teachers to refer to either the CLEAPSS website or SSERC website for up to date health and safety information when planning practical activities for children.

PSTT is not liable for the actions or activities of any reader or anyone else who uses the information in these resource pages or the associated classroom materials. PSTT assumes no liability with regard to injuries or damage to property that may occur as a result of using the information contained in these resources. PSTT recommends that a full risk assessment is carried out before undertaking in the classroom any of the practical investigations contained in the resources.

All materials are ©Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) and are freely available to download and share for educational purposes. Whilst educators are free to adapt the resources to suit their own needs, acknowledgement of copyright on all original materials must be included. Rights to images included in the resource have been purchased for PSTT use only – as such, these images may only be used as part of this resource and may not copied into or used in other materials.