Science is packed with flexible ideas for developing early understanding and igniting curiosity in the Understanding the world area of learning. Activities across fourteen themes can be tailored to meet the needs and interests of every child and support progress towards attaining the knowledge and skills required by the Early Learning Goals. - Clear learning intentions for each activity enable effective planning of experiences. - Suggestions for involving parents with Home Links to extend the learning themes. - Links to different areas of learning through a variety of topics. - Photographs of real children's work to illustrate potential learning outcomes of the activities.