Excel in Science Book 4
Radhika Suri, Sameera Sood, Vinita Khanna, Tara Sridhar and Jaipriya Balaji
Year of Publishing
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Sangam Books

Excel in Science is a series of contemporary, bold and attractive books for teaching science at the primary school level. The books place emphasis on active learning of science and provide a wide range of activities to encourage learning. They are attractively laid out, with pictures closely linked to the text so that they are effective and easy for children to follow. Scientific theory is covered thoroughly, with the text carefully worded to make it easy to understand.
The sections related to CCE activities, life skills and values cover all the scholastic and co-scholastic areas mentioned in the NCERT’s CCE Manual. They encourage both individual and group work, including multi-disciplinary activities. They place emphasis on the development of problem-solving skills in students.
The books are accompanied by teacher’s edition and teacher’s manual books.

The key features of the books are:

  • A chapter titled ‘Be a Scientist’ that encourages students to use the scientific method (classes 3–5)
  • Diagrams and illustrations linked to the text
  • Nuggets on scientists and inventors to inspire the students
  • Simply worded text for easy understanding
  • Life skills, values and CCE activities (scholastic and co-scholastic), tagged for easy identification and listed inside the cover
  • Two summative assessment papers
  • A glossary of important words

Lessons have:
Learning objectives           Clear goals for students
Get Active! (FA)       A pre-learning activity with a full-page picture
Quick check! (FA)  Questions within the chapter to gauge understanding
Niblet Related and interesting information
Do it! (FA)     Simple activities for formative assessment
To sum up...  A brief overview of the lesson
Test your learning (SA)     A wide variety of exercises for summative assessment, including MCQs in all chapters
HOTS (SA)     Questions that test higher-order thinking skills
Life skills and values (FA)            Skills and values that help students cope with problems in daily life
More Do it! (FA)       A variety of projects, experiments and activities for formative assessment
Web links     Links to websites with interesting information and activities

Radhika Suri has spearheaded the setting up of successful pre-school and school chains that provide quality education. She has written books for children and conducted teacher training and parenting workshops.

Sameera Sood works for Inspire Education and has co-authored the books with Radhika Suri.

Vinita Khanna has more than 30 years teaching experience at the primary level. She has been the principal of Army School Secunderabad and moved on to work with DPS Vasant Vihar and Sanskriti School in Delhi. She presently provides guidance/consultancy at the primary school level. She has authored and co-authored a number of very popular textbooks for this age group.

Tara Sridhar has over two decades of experience teaching science at various levels in renowned schools in Chennai. She presently teaches Physics and Chemistry at the secondary level.

Jaipriya Balaji has over 15 years of experience in teaching and has worked in renowned CBSE and ICSE schools all over India. She teaches Science and Mathematics.
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