Excel in Science is a series of nine contemporary, bold and attractive books for teaching science. Excel in Science completes the series for the middle school level. The books are closely aligned to the NCF and fulfil the CCE requirements of the NCERT comprehensively.
The books follow the scientific method and encourage hands-on learning. With these books, students will become thoroughly grounded in both the theory and practice of science and emerge as young scientists.
The key features of the books are:
Each lesson includes:
Learning objectives Clear goals for students
Get active! A pre-learning mind opener activity with a full-page picture
Quick check! Questions within the chapter to gauge understanding (FA)
Do it! Activities and experiments for students to carry out and learn from (FA)
Niblet Related and interesting information
To sum up... A brief overview of the lesson
Assessment corner Exercises in the NCERT pattern (SA)
Higher-order thinking skills and problem solving Questions that test the higher-order thinking skills and problem-solving skills of students (SA)
Life skills and values Skills that help students cope with problems in daily life and develop values for life (FA)
Activities for formative assessment A variety of projects, experiments and activities as listed in the CCE Manual (FA)
Web links Links to websites with interesting information and activities
Tara Sridhar has over two decades of experience teaching science at various levels in renowned schools in Chennai. She retired from Calibre Academy International School, Chennai.
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 at NPS Bengaluru.
Padmini Balasubramaniam has over 20 years of experience in teaching science at various levels and has worked in renowned schools in Chennai and Bengaluru. She has taught physics, chemistry and biology for levels 6–8. She retired from Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan, Chennai.
Dimple Sood has around 15 years of experience teaching biology at the secondary level in DPS Rohini, New Delhi. She was a member of the Mentoring and Monitoring Team for the Implementation of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation System in Science by the CBSE.