The Story Book of Science is recommended from Ambleside Online. My older children read this book on their own and wrote weekly narrations.
Currently, I am using this book as a read aloud with my younger two. The written and oral narrations my older children did for this book did not give it justice.
It is a wonderful book and I highly recommend children reading or listening to it. If you are looking for a book that springboards your child's interest in science, this is it.
Today we finished Chapter 49: The Locomotive
Here is a video that gives a visual for the chapter.