The Nature of Science series introduces students to what science is and what scientists do. Students will learn to carry out their own investigations, communicate findings and be able to link scientific ideas with everyday decisions and actions. All five strands of the curriculum are covered including The Living World, The Material World, The Physical World, Planet Earth and Beyond and the Nature of Science. Every chapter contains an outline of learning objectives, Science in Action sections which show aspects of the applications and history of science and concludes with topic reviews and practical activities. The Book 1 is suitable for Year 9 students. Written for the New Zealand curriculum.