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Science & technology: general interest (Children's / Teenage)

See below for a selection of the latest books from Science & technology: general interest (Children's / Teenage) category. Presented with a red border are the Science & technology: general interest (Children's / Teenage) books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Science & technology: general interest (Children's / Teenage) books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

This Book Thinks You're an Inventor Imagine * Experiment * Create

This Book Thinks You're an Inventor Imagine * Experiment * Create

Author: Harriet Russell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2020

This activity book helps children to think like an inventor by introducing key engineering concepts in a highly visual and entertaining way. Through fun activities and Harriet Russell's playful illustrations, it encourages readers to engage with new ideas and think about problems in a creative way. The book explores the six key aspects of engineering that are essential to any successful inventor: problem-finding, designing, making and testing, improving your invention, building techniques and how to find new uses for existing objects. Each spread centres on an open-ended question that introduces a different way of approaching an invention. Activities include making a bridge from toothpicks and mini marshmallows; inventing a way to lift this book without touching it; building a painting robot; designing your own remote control; and harvesting electricity from a banana. At the end of the book is a tinkering lab, which includes paper-based crafts and engineering activities.

How Do We Know Anything?

How Do We Know Anything?

Author: Stephen Rickard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2020

Sometimes the most innocent questions are the hardest to answer. Is the earth really round? Did Christopher Columbus really discover America? Does three plus eight always make eleven? How do you know? How do you know anything? This is a light-hearted, stimulating and provocative journey through the jungles of fact and fiction, knowledge and wisdom, and an invitation for you to learn to think for yourself. Are you the victim of other people's thinking? How can you be sure? This is a wonderful non-fiction book from the Cold Fusion series, which offers deep insights to inquiring minds in a way that is simple yet not patronising. Light-hearted, stimulating and entertaining, this book will answer at least some of the questions that a curious child wants to know the answers to. .

Animal Adaptations

Animal Adaptations

Author: Ruth Bjorklund Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/01/2020

All animals have adaptations that help them survive. From webbed feet to sharp spines, learn all about the ways animals adapt to life in their habitats.

Hydropower

Hydropower

Author: Mary Boone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2020

Hydropower makes use of the energy in flowing water. This clean, renewable energy is growing in its technology and popularity. Readers will learn how it is harnessed, how it compares to other forms of energy and how they may get involved in this exciting growing field some day. Get ready for an Energy Revolution!

Artificial Intelligence and Humanoid Robots

Artificial Intelligence and Humanoid Robots

Author: Alicia Z. Klepeis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2020

People have thought about robots for a long time, but technology now exists to make it a reality. These robots come in all shapes and sizes and can do some amazing things because of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Learn how robots changed throughout time and what the future might hold for them.

See Inside Atoms and Molecules

See Inside Atoms and Molecules

Author: Rosie Dickens Format: Board book Release Date: 09/01/2020

Find out all about atoms, what they are and where they come from - and how these tiny particles combine to make up EVERYTHING in the universe (including you). Packed with intriguing facts, this is an entertaining and accessible introduction to key scientific ideas.

Info Buzz: Famous People David Attenborough

Info Buzz: Famous People David Attenborough

Author: Stephen White-Thomson Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/01/2020

Find out about the life of the naturalist and broadcaster David Attenborough and his work writing books and making documentaries for us to watch. The book has photos and simple text suitable for young children. For children following Book Bands, it is suitable for those reading at Band 9, Gold. The Info Buzz series, for age 5+, helps children develop their knowledge and understanding of the world by covering a wide range of topics in a fun, colourful and interactive way. The books have a lively design, engaging text and photos, questions to get children thinking and talking and teaching notes. Each title is written in conjunction with a literacy consultant and features book band guidance and downloadable activity sheets online.

100% Get the Whole Picture: Our Living Planet

100% Get the Whole Picture: Our Living Planet

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/01/2020

Learn about our planet Earth through facts focused on percentages. Did you know that 40% of volcanoes are active and 60% aren't? Find out what causes earthquakes and how they are measured. Habitats, earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis and the air we breathe are some of the topics covered in this exciting new way of exploring how our planet works. Find out what makes the world complete by understanding the different components that make everything whole. The series combines the visual style of infographics and their striking way of presenting facts and figures, alongside in-depth explanations and diagrams. It is a fun approach to science, leaving behind long lists of facts and presenting information in a relevant and easy-to-understand way. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.

Engineering Power!: Machines in the Sky

Engineering Power!: Machines in the Sky

Author: Kay Barnham Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/01/2020

From hot air balloons to supersonic jet, drones and jetpacks, explore the world of flying machines! Get to grips with the mind-boggling advances that have been made in engineering and building aircraft. The Engineering Power series explores the most amazing machines from the past to present day. It pulls out key engineering details to inform and inspire the next generation of engineers. From cranes, submarines, tanks, and stealth jets, find out how machines have been built to lift heavy weights, be submerged in deep oceans, roll forward over rough terrain and zip quietly past in the sky overhead. Large illustrations combined with photo inserts and diagrams show machines operating in the real world. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.

Engineering Power!: Machines in Space

Engineering Power!: Machines in Space

Author: Kay Barnham Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/01/2020

From space telescopes to rockets, satellites and rovers, explore the world of space machines! Get to grips with the mind-boggling advances that have been made in engineering and building spacecraft and machines. The Engineering Power series explores the most amazing machines from the past to present day. It pulls out key engineering details to inform and inspire the next generation of engineers. From cranes, submarines, tanks, and stealth jets, find out how machines have been built to lift heavy weights, be submerged in deep oceans, roll forward over rough terrain and zip quietly past in the sky overhead. Large illustrations combined with photo inserts and diagrams show machines operating in the real world. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.

Science Makers: Making with Living Things

Science Makers: Making with Living Things

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2020

Be a SCIENCE MAKER by experimenting, tinkering and building to discover the wonders of science! Learn all about LIVING THINGS by following in the footsteps of famous scientists, artists and inventors. - Create your own miniature greenhouse like inventor Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward - Be inspired by artist Antony Gormley and make a cast if your own hand - Build a DNA model, like biologists Francis Crick and James Watson, and much more! Each title in this series contains ten 'makes', prompted by featured profiles of great scientists, artists and engineers. Children will learn about and create the experiments and builds that have led to world-changing discoveries, amazing machines and inspiring artworks. Perfect for KS2 science and technology classes aged 9 and up.

Science Makers: Making with Machines

Science Makers: Making with Machines

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2020

Be a SCIENCE MAKER by experimenting, tinkering and building to discover the wonders of science! Learn all about MACHINES by following in the footsteps of famous scientists, artists and inventors. - Build a battle catapult like famous machine-maker Archimedes - Make an artificial robot arm based on Kaylene Kau's award-winning design - Be inspired by sculptor Fi Henshall and create your own bird automaton, and much more! Each title in this series contains ten 'makes', prompted by featured profiles of great scientists, artists and engineers. Children will learn about and create the experiments and builds that have led to world-changing discoveries, amazing machines and inspiring artworks. Perfect for KS2 science and technology classes aged 9 and up.