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Step inside the extraordinary world of Stephen Biesty and find out how a variety of curious things are made, from tower blocks and underground tunnels to the milk, chocolate, and doughnuts on your table, via matches, diamond rings, and sports shoes - not to mention racing cars, planes, and rockets. The incredible artwork will have children and adults alike poring over every detail, whether it's following the production line of a factory making nails or newspapers, or exploring the insides of a Boeing 777 plane and the Saturn V rocket. Taking you through every stage of each process is Chester the Tester, a character who helps explain how things are made, along with his sidekick Hector the Inspector. This brilliant book is also packed with unbelievable information. Did you know that dinosaur skeletons in museums are not real fossils? Or that the Boeing 777 has slam-proof toilet lids so the noise doesn't disturb passengers? Written with humour and fascinating facts to guide you through the intricate illustrations, this book is a glorious way to learn about the world around you. First published 25 years ago, Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross-Sections series has been updated for the silver anniversary, bringing delight to a whole new generation of curious young readers.
This fun first board book shows it's never too early - or late! - to learn about big ideas, and build confidence in science. Just like your little one, Baby Robot is a brilliant scientist in the making. He wants to know how to fly to the Moon, so Rose-bot tells him about rocket science. Based on his firsthand experiences, Baby Robot has imaginative ideas for how he could get to space. Rose-bot explains why he can't climb there, or fly in a plane, helicopter, or balloon. She knows you need a rocket to fly to the Moon, and she tells Baby Robot all about how space rockets work. Baby Robot Explains... Rocket Science is the perfect way to bring science to life for little ones. Humorous illustrations and a read-aloud, picture book story are combined with very simple scientific explanations - written with the help of science consultant Lisa Burke - to make the topic accessible. The first title in a series of science, technology, engineering, and maths books for babies (and anyone else, young or old, who wants to know about these amazing subjects), Baby Robot Explains... Rocket Science teaches children science vocabulary, develops their thinking skills and problem solving, and builds their confidence in science - ready for a lifetime of fun and fascinating STEM learning, and even a cool STEM career.
From the award-winning team behind Tiny and Lots comes a new book exploring another fascinating area of biology: growth. A beautifully illustrated introduction to the concept of DNA for younger readers. All living things grow - every plant and every animal, including human beings. Some things grow fast and others grow slow; some things grow by tiny degrees, while others grow to be enormous. Yet there's something about the way we grow that links us all together. Ever since you were the size of a dot, your body has been following a set of instructions: a code, which connects you with every creature on the planet... With words from Nicola Davies and exquisite artwork by Emily Sutton, this groundbreaking book is certain to enchant and inspire children. Clear, direct, involving text, coupled with vivid, delicate illustrations, make for a truly special work of non-fiction. - Guardian on Lots
Get Ahead in Chemistry covers the essentials for GCSE science in a book you can start and finish - without falling asleep in the middle! Each chapter is tied to a key topic for studying Chemistry; learn about: - The Periodic Table - Bonding - Quantitative Chemistry - Acids, Alkalis and Salts - Reactions - Electro-Chemistry - Organic Chemistry - Chemical Analysis - The Atmosphere and the Environment Along the way, hear fascinating TRUE stories of a dastardly Nazi plot, Cleopatra's dinner party and a couple of flirty turkeys... Each chapter ends with an at a glance bullet-point summary of the topic and a bonus section exploring fascinating extra-curricular science (everything from Schroedinger's cat to quantum mechanics!). With words by The Times Science Editor Tom Whipple and brilliant pictures by James Davies, this book is designed to be used alongside your GCSE textbooks and revision guides - not only intended to help you revise for your exams, but to bring Chemistry to life in all its weirdness and wonder.
The world consumes over 300 million tonnes of plastic each year. But when did we start using plastic? And why? Where does all the plastic waste go? Journey through the life cycle of plastic - how plastics are produced, the many uses of plastics throughout the last century, how our plastic use has spiralled out of control, and what we can do about it.
Are you ready to learn about real technology and make it yourself? Ready, Set, Code! explains how cutting-edge digital technology works and its surprising uses now and in the future. Filled with interesting examples, each chapter explores a different topic, such as artificial intelligence, sensors and data, and applies it with a fun, hands-on coding project. You will learn how to create your own chatbot, translate messages into different languages, construct a burglar alarm, make digital art and music, and launch a citizen science project. Plus, you'll learn how to protect yourself online and much more.Suitable for beginners, this book provides illustrated step-by-step instructions to teach kids to code with the highly acclaimed Scratch programming language, popular micro:bit mini computers and simple app building tools.
Learn about Earth and Space in this book for curious cosmic kids. Discover what's inside the sun, and what's outside the solar system. From mini-meteors to giant galaxies: the universe is within these pages! This essential KS2 series for children aged 7 and up covers all the key science topics in energetic, quick-fire way, aiding clear comprehension by getting straight to the point! Each spread starts with a 'flash' or headline, summing-up succinctly the science information to follow. Attractive and light-hearted illustration visually conveys the information, adding depth and detail to engage children. Also includes fun jokes and cartoons to keep even the most reluctant readers entertained.
Science isn't limited to the classroom - it can be found out in the garden! This photographic book of experiments and projects covers covers chemical reactions, states of matter, microbiology and much more - all with materials and equipment that can be found at home. The STEAM Ahead series shows readers that science isn't limited to the classroom - it can be found out in the garden, cooked up in the kitchen and brought to life with paper and paints! Each book features clear, step-by-step instructions and has a fresh, contemporary design, with an emphasis on fun, achievable experiments to give kids hands-on experiences. The science behind each experiment is explained, giving readers the theory behind the practical activities. Titles in the series include: STEAM Ahead: Experiment with Kitchen Science STEAM Ahead: Experiment with Outdoor Science STEAM Ahead: Experiment with Art STEAM Ahead: Experiment with Engineering
From hovercraft to hydrofoils, jet skis and seaplanes, explore the world of machines in the sea! Get to grips with the mind-boggling advances that have been made in engineering and building sea vehicles 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.
Discover the world of science through easy-to-follow experiments What is a magnet? Why are some materials magnetic? How does a compass work? Find out the answers to these questions and much more in Be a Scientist: Investigate Materials. This friendly, illustrated series shows how young scientists can use investigation to find out about science for themselves.
There's nothing greater than collecting data! Investigate the world of insects through observation and scientific research. Study habitats, life cycles, food webs and much more through step-by-step experiments, and contribute to the scientific community by sharing your collected data as a citizen scientist. Citizen Scientist presents and extends key curriculum topics through data collection tasks and simple research projects, some of which form part of larger public surveys in the US and the UK. Readers will be guided on how to present their findings using graphs and other infographic devices. This series will also draw links between these projects and the wider environmental and scientific context, inspiring readers to engage with their local area and make positive changes. This series is the perfect introduction to scientific investigation for KS2 students aged 9+.