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The Expert Scientist Book 2

Physics, chemistry and biology activities to make sense of our place in the world

The Expert Scientist Book 2 takes longer stopovers to examine topics, that were in Book 1, in more detail while developing more complex scientific thinking skills such as classification and structured observation.

Ages: 12-15 | Pages: 60 | Code: 5939 | ISBN: 9781776552306

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Brenda Greene

Brenda Greene gained an MSc from Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand and worked as a scientist, publishing papers on the genetics and conservation of New Zealand birds. She gained a Diploma in Teaching and Learning from Canterbury University, and taught science at the Orana Wildlife Park and in Christchurch secondary schools. She enjoys hands-on science, and is always inventing new experiments for her students to do.


Orbit and rotation5
Head in a spin?5
Planets on a lean7
Unlock information with key words10
Orbit and rotation – how fast can they be?13
Electro-magnetic radiation – your specialist topic16
Casting shadows19
What is a ratio?21
Earth through the ages22
That's classified!23
Bits of Earth – sedimentary rock24
Bits of Earth – igneous rock25
Bits of Earth – metamorphic rock26
Bits of Earth – classifying rocks27
Our changing landscape – weathering and erosion28
Atoms and atomic changes29
Atomic bingo29
Charged sub-atomic particles36
Making arrangements with electrons37
Atoms to ions39
Keep your eye on ions41
Atomic quiz42
Acids and bases44
Acid or base?44
Concentrate on pH46
Charge up your knowledge of acids47
Charge up your knowledge of bases50
Chemical bond quiz53
Selected answers56