50 Amazing Things Kids Need to Know About Science

50 Amazing Things Kids Need to Know About Science


By (author) Penny Johnson

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  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • Format: Hardback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 200mm x 20mm | 488g
  • Publication date: 4 August 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0857386034
  • ISBN 13: 9780857386038
  • Illustrations note: 100 2-colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 5,388

Product description

Science doesn't have to just be about periodic tables and test tubes. For those kids (and adults) who are put off reading or learning about science because they think it's too hard, too boring, or just has nothing to do with them, think again...50 Amazing Things Kids Need to Know About Science will help to explain science and technology in clear and interesting ways that reinforce what children are learning at school. Packed with hundreds of amazing facts, hands on activities and 50 extraordinary (and some downright bizarre) scenarios, this book will entertain as much as it informs and is the perfect companion for curious minds. Includes key concepts for physics, chemistry and biology through 50 fun chapters such as: How to make an explosion; How to make identical twins; How to survive in space; How to read someone's mind; How to survive a poisonous snake-bite; How to talk to aliens; How to feed everyone on the planet; How to make yourself invisible; How to build a flying machine; How to journey to centre of the Earth. Specifically written by an expert educational author, this book reinforces the National Curriculum for Science and is suitable for children of all abilities aged 7-11 years.

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Author information

Penny Johnson has been an engineer, a science teacher and a full-time publisher of school textbooks. She is now a full time freelance writer, consultant and editor, who has co-written a number of science courses for use at home and in school, from Key Stage 1 to A level, all closely matched to the National Curriculum.

Table of contents

Introduction. How to be an animal tracker. How to look at the back of your head. How to go really fast. How to cross an ocean. How to read someone's mind. How to be a forensic scientist. How to create a wildlife paradise. How to climb Everest. How to make yourself invisible. How to live to be 120. How to explore a volcano. How to find a dinosaur. How to live in the Arctic. How to find a meteorite. How to survive a lightning strike. How to dive to the bottom of the ocean. How to look for other planets. How to survive a long fall. How to beat a cold. How to make it rain. How to make yourself smarter. How to make yourself really strong. How to think like an ant. How to see in the dark. How to feed the world. How to make sweet music. How to make electricity out of sunshine. How to hunt wild animals. How to journey to the middle of the Earth. How to survive a snake bite. How to survive in space. How to turn yourself into a robot. How to make a flying machine. How to get to the South Pole. How to survive on a desert island. How to grow a new body. How to make an explosion. How to make a rainbow. How to spot a fake. How to save the planet. How to fly into space. How to stop a hurricane. How to make a force field. How to stay cool. How to see inside your body. How to find an acid. How to visit another star. How to survive a car crash. How to make an electric car. How to live on another planet. Glossary. Index.