Discovering through enquiry.

Ignite scientific-enquiry, teach critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration and independent learning through a vibrant and stimulating approach to primary science.

Written by a highly experienced team of authors with a shared philosophy of learning grounded in world-leading science education research and global, leading methodologies.

Max Science primary – Discovering through Enquiry features:

  •  100% match to the Cambridge Primary Science Curriculum Framework (stages 1 – 6).
  •  Integrates and clearly identifies the skills of scientific enquiry and critical thinking.
  •  All materials are international in content, flexible and adaptable for all global regions.
  •  There is English language support across all the resources to support teachers and learners whose first language may not be English.
  •  As part of the Macmillan Education International Curriculum ‘Promise’, the course includes:
    • continuous assessment
    • school-home journal
    • easy-to-use digital components
    • tools for independent learning
    • full teacher support including professional development.


For Pupils

  • Student Books 1-6

Written and designed by leading science educators, these books form the basis for active, enquiry-based classroom learning:

  • In full colour throughout
  • In line with the requirements for the Cambridge Primary Science curriculum framework.
  • Each topic is introduced through engaging activities designed to stimulate creative scientific thinking.
  • Whole class teaching is focused on firmly embedding the concepts through active individual, pair and group activities and carefully scaffolded learning.
  • Units end with checklists and consolidation sections to ensure learners understand the key concepts.



  • Workbooks 1-6

Workbooks are designed for extended practice and consolidation in class or at home:

  • Learners are able to express and record the development of their scientific thinking through carefully thought out games, quizzes questions and activities.
  • Pages are clearly cross-referenced with the corresponding stage in the Student Books.


  • Journals 1-6

The Journals provide a unique way to engage parents in their child’s learning as well as providing the opportunity for reflective practice. They are packed full of:

  • Engaging practical activities that not only back up the scientific concepts introduced in the classroom but also show how science is all around us all the time.


For Teachers


 Teacher’s Guide 1-6

  • The Teacher’s Guide comes with full support to help teachers plan and deliver active, engaging and productive lessons, offering:
    • Guidance on assessment and di­fferentiation.
    • A section on potential scientific language challenges students may face in each topic.
    • Full answers to all activities are also provided.
  • Teacher’s Presentation Kit 1-6

    The Teacher’s Presentation Kit o­ffers

    • a suite of easy-to-use materials for interactive whiteboards or projectors
    • a digital version of the Student Book enhanced with scientific language activities for front of class teaching
    • A packed resource centre full of activity sheets that can be downloaded and printed
    • Word cards and audio glossary for scientific vocabulary learning
    • Teacher’s notes and full answers for all activities.