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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!

Science Makers: Making with States of Matter

Science Makers: Making with States of Matter

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2019

Be a SCIENCE MAKER by experimenting, tinkering and building to discover the wonders of science! Learn all about STATES OF MATTER by following in the footsteps of famous scientists, artists and inventors. - Turn salt water into drinking water with Maria Telkes' brilliant invention - Be inspired by sculptor Nele Azevedo to create melting ice people - Make ice cream using ice and salt like inventor Nancy Johnson, 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 Skills Sorted!: Life Cycles

Science Skills Sorted!: Life Cycles

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2019

Life Cycles are brilliant things to study scientifically. Plants, humans and other animals reproduce in all sorts of ways but all with the purpose of continuing their species. In Life Cycles you'll delve into the science behind these marvels of the natural world by conducting ten investigations or experiments using the ATOM method - Ask, Test, Observe and Measure - to ensure you're working just like a professional scientist. Find out about seeds and the crafty ways they move around to reproduce and about the life cycles of bacteria. Discover why some animals lay eggs and try out some maths to understand all about generations and how animals use them to avoid competition for food! At the end of the book, scientific guidelines explain why scientists do things a certain way and the things they look out for or try to avoid. Science Skills Sorted are six topic books for children aged 8+ studying KS2 science. The ATOM method is designed to help readers work scientifically as they are taught to in the classroom, and each of the investigations is accompanied by explanatory text to uncover facts about the topic. A range of experiments in each book means that while some may need a little more equipment than others, there are plenty experiments that are cheap and accessible, using objects easily found in the classroom or at home.

Science Skills Sorted!: Human and Animal Bodies

Science Skills Sorted!: Human and Animal Bodies

Author: Angela Royston Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2019

Get your Science Skills Sorted with these investigations and experiments. Bodies are brilliant things to study scientifically. In Human and Animal Bodies you'll delve into the science behind these marvels of the natural world by conducting ten investigations or experiments using the ATOM method - Ask, Test, Observe and Measure - to ensure you're working just like a professional scientist. Work out how strong bird bones are, why being blind means bats rely on other senses and how the shape of a body determines the environment it thrives in! At the end of the book, scientific guidelines explain why scientists do things a certain way and the things they look out for or try to avoid. Science Skills Sorted are six topic books for children aged 8+ studying KS2 science. The ATOM method is designed to help readers work scientifically as they are taught to in the classroom, and each of the investigations is accompanied by explanatory text to uncover facts about the topic. A range of experiments in each book means that while some may need a little more equipment than others, there are plenty experiments that are cheap and accessible, using objects easily found in the classroom or at home.

The Great Outdoors: The Garden

The Great Outdoors: The Garden

Author: Lisa Regan Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/12/2019

Discover the science of the natural world - on your doorstep! Gardens can be found all over the world, from the giant to the tiny. But, did you know, the gardens near you are brimming with life? This book uncovers the science and wonders of life in gardens. The Great Outdoors aims to get kids looking at nature on their doorstep. Instead of larger biomes, the series looks at places children are most likely to have access to, like the local park, their back garden, or a beach. It encourages them to observe the wildlife and the ecosystems at work within these places, while taking in broader concepts. Each volume contains a minimum of 6 activities, which vary from observation to crafts, suitable for ages 7+.

The Great Outdoors: Lakes and Ponds

The Great Outdoors: Lakes and Ponds

Author: Lisa Regan Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/12/2019

Discover the science of the natural world - on your doorstep! Lakes and ponds are found at all corners of the planet, from deserts to rainforests. But, did you know, the lakes and ponds near you are also brimming with life? This book uncovers the science and wonders of life in the water. The Great Outdoors aims to get kids looking at nature on their doorstep. Instead of larger biomes, the series looks at places children are most likely to have access to, like the local park, their back garden, or a beach. It encourages them to observe the wildlife and the ecosystems at work within these places, while taking in broader concepts. Each volume contains a minimum of 6 activities, which vary from observation to crafts, suitable for ages 7+.

Science Makers: Making with Sound

Science Makers: Making with Sound

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2019

Be a SCIENCE MAKER by experimenting, tinkering and building to discover the wonders of science! Learn all about SOUND by following in the footsteps of famous scientists, artists and inventors. - Transform your voice into beautiful patterns like singer Megan Watts Hughes - Create sci-fi sound effects like composer Delia Derbyshire - Catch intruders with Augustus Russell Pope's pressure mat alarm, 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.

Making YouTube Videos

Making YouTube Videos

Author: Nick Willoughby, Will Eagle, Tee Morris Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/12/2019

Everything kids need to create and star in their own video! YouTube has won the hearts, minds, and eyes of kids around the globe. Young people everywhere are making their mark on this popular platform--some of them even gaining massive followings, worldwide recognition, and the paychecks that come along with it. While lots of youngsters are happy to be spectators, others are hungry to create and star in YouTube content of their own--and this book shows them how. Written for kids in a language they can understand, this book helps budding filmmakers and producers create their own videos--no matter the subject. It offers creators the insight on how to plan and shoot quality videos, install and use video editing tools, and post the final product to YouTube. Apply tricks that pro filmmakers use for better shots, lighting, and sound Edit your video, add transitions, insert a soundtrack, and spice things up with effects Shoot and share your video gaming exploits Share finished videos with family, friends, and the world For any kid interested in joining the YouTube revolution, this book is the perfect place to start!

Think Smart, Be Fearless A Biography of Bill Gates

Think Smart, Be Fearless A Biography of Bill Gates

Author: Sharon Mentyka Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2019

How do fearless ideas begin? Travel along with young Bill Gates on his life's journey full of curiosity, discovery, hard work, and most important, fearlessness--the inability to see limits. The book invites young readers to pursue their passions and awaken a sense of ambition and responsibility for others as they grow. Think Smart, Be Fearless tells the inspiring story of Bill Gates, one of America's most fascinating entrepreneurs, starting from his early years as a precocious, inquisitive child who faced challenges fitting in with his classmates. Young Bill, known as Trey in his family, was a bit of a troublemaker, bored at school and prone to acting out. That all changed in high school with his discovery of the early world of computers. His instincts immediately told him that computers were the future. With the support of his family, who encouraged him to think smart and be fearless, Bill grew to become a technology visionary, who changed the way everyday people interact with computers, and a philanthropist whose inability to see limits is working to reduce poverty and improve global health worldwide. Complete with back matter that includes a more in-depth look into Bill Gates's life, a timeline of significant events in his life and in computer science, and a glossary for inquisitive kids.

STEAM Jobs for Gamers

STEAM Jobs for Gamers

Author: Sam Rhodes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019

Do you love playing video games? Did you know you can get a job helping to create one? There are more jobs for those who love gaming than you probably ever realized. From animators to script writers, readers will learn about various STEM and STEAM gaming jobs and what it takes to get one.

The Plastic Problem

The Plastic Problem

Author: Rachel Salt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019

The shocking truth of plastic's impact on our planet-and what we can do. The data is in and it's bad. We create and throw away too much plastic and it is killing our planet; however, too many people have very little idea about just how far this problem reaches, and those who do know feel helpless with the enormity of the task at hand. To fill this void and provide some hope is Rachel Salt's simple and transformative book, The Plastic Problem. As a producer for the award-winning and wildly popular YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE, Salt is accustomed to taking big, complicated concepts and translating them into entertaining and easy to understand segments. She applies the same methodology to The Plastic Problem. The result is a critically important book that will change the lives of those who read it. Never before has the problem been presented in such an impactful way. Readers of any age will emerge from this book with a thorough understanding of the problem, its individual and global impacts, and -most importantly - hope for the future. Broken down into 20 bite-sized chapters, Rachel Salt walks us through the invention and globalized creation of plastic, its impacts and uses in our day-to-day lives, as well as its importance to the larger global economy. She then examines the how and why of what makes plastic so harmful to our planet and, just in case there was any doubt, she reinforces this danger by providing chapters on the planet-choking results of our plastic habit - including the fact that there is almost certainly plastic floating inside each and every person on the planet. Salt finishes this vital book with a message of hope. All is not lost. We can make changes - both at home and on a global scale. Big changes are already happening. If you want to be an actor and help change the future, The Plastic Problem is the best place to start.

Amazing Human Feats of Engineering

Amazing Human Feats of Engineering

Author: Matt Scheff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019

Throughout history, people have built incredible structures across the world. Discover how engineers have had to put their skills and knowledge to the test to create these amazing feats of engineering.

Planet Earth Discoveries

Planet Earth Discoveries

Author: Tamra B. Orr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019

Imagine a machine that can pull water out of thin air. Picture a tiny disk that can store huge amounts of data for billions of years. These are just some of the new discoveries made by scientists. Learn about fascinating developments in medicine, technology, archeology and more through fun and engaging books reviewed by Smithsonian experts.