Who Cares? About Education. This "action guide for young people in residential and foster care" is published in response to evidence of their massive failure at school. Written and illustrated like a magazine, it explains the role of social services and education authorities and looks at issues like changing schools, bullying and homework. Pounds 4 each. Pounds 25 for 10 copies. The Who Cares? Trust, Kemp House, 152-160 City Road, London EC1V 2NP. Tel: 0171 251 3117.
Middles. Spatial and numerical mathematical activities are offered in this book which aims to make mathematics both fun and accessible. For key stages 2 and 3 and possibly 4. Pounds 6.60. The Association of Teachers of Mathe-matics, 7 Shaftesbury Street, Derby DE23 8YB. Tel: 0332 346599.
Hoax Calls Kill. In l994 Merseyside Fire Brigade responded to almost 7, 000 hoax telephone calls. This video aimed at 10 to14-year-olds and featuring Liverpool and England soccer star John Barnes, shows how dangerous these can be. It is being sent free to Merseyside schools and it is hoped to launch it nationwide later this year.
Science in Space. The search for extra-terrestrial intelligence, making a solar-powered clock and remote sensing are some of the subjects in this photocopiable book for use with 14 to 16-year-old "trekkies" and others studying science. Pounds 8. Association for Science Education Booksales, College Lane, Hatfield, Herts AL10 9AA. Tel: 01707 267411.
Round-up English Grammar Practice 1-4; Round-up 1-4 Teacher's Guide. These heavily pictorial practice books combine games and fun with "serious systematic grammar practice", say the authors. The teacher's guides contain answers and a set of photocopiable progress tests. Practice book, Pounds 4.25; teacher's guides 1-2 Pounds 3.25, 3-4 Pounds 3.50. Longman Group Ltd, Longman House, Burnt Mill, Harlow, Essex CM20 2JE. Tel: 01279 623623.
The Question Is. . . .? This video is about Life with a capital L. Using interviews with scientists and theologians in Britain and the USA and visual illustrations, it ranges over the beginning of the universe, the origins of life, miracles and the role of science in the world. It comes with a discussion leader's guide. Pounds 24.95. Christian Education Movement Professional Council for RE, Royal Buildings, Victoria Street, Derby DE1 1GW. Tel: 0332 296655.
Instant IT Ideas is a photocopiable book of ideas for when teachers are in need of a new lesson idea, are short of computers or for consolidation. Pounds 18.95. Collins Educational, 77-85 Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith, London W6 8JB. Tel: 0181 741 7070.
Water Safety Education Pack. In an attempt to reduce the number of people accidentally drowned, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents has produced this pack to help key stage 2 children identify and avoid water hazards. Pounds 11.75 . RoSPA, Cannon House, The Priory, Queensway, Birmingham B4 6BS. Tel: 0121 200 2461.