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Help Your Kids with Science : A Unique Step-by-Step Visual Guide

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"A simple step-by-step approach to understanding biology, physics, and chemistry from Carol Vorderman

Reduce the stress of science homework and revision and help your child by following Help Your Kids with Science, a unique visual guide that demystifies the subject for everyone.

With clear, accessible pictures, diagrams, and easy-to-follow step-by-steps, this book covers all the important areas of biology, chemistry, and physics. You'll learn to approach even the most complex science problems with confidence. Although focussed on the science taught to 11-16 year olds at school, this guide will help older students, even adults. The reference section includes a glossary of key sciencific terms and symbols.

Help Your Kids with Science is the perfect guide for every frustrated parent and desperate child, who wants to understand science and put it into practice."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 199 x 240 x 18mm | 812g
  • DK
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • w. ill.
  • 1409383466
  • 9781409383468
  • 3,848

Table of contents

1: Foreword by Carol Vorderman
2: What is science?
3: The Scientific Method
4: Fields of Science
5: Biology


1: What is biology?
2: Variety of life
3: Cell structure
4: Cells at work
5: Fungi and single-celled life
6: Respiration
7: Photosynthesis
8: Feeding
9: Waste materials
10: Transport systems
11: Movement
12: Sensitivity
13: Reproduction I
14: Reproduction II
15: Life cycles
16: Hormones
17: Disease and immunity
18: Animal relationships
19: Plants
20: Invertebrates
21: Fish, amphibians, and reptiles
22: Mammals and birds
23: Body systems
24: Human senses
25: Human digestion
26: Brain and heart
27: Human health
28: Human reproduction
29: Ecosystems
30: Food chains
31: Cycles in nature
32: Evolution
33: Adaptations
34: Genetics I
35: Genetics II
36: Pollution
37: Human impact


6: Chemistry


1: What is chemistry?
2: Properties of materials
3: States of matter
4: Changing states
5: Gas laws
6: Mixtures
7: Separating mixtures
8: Elements and atoms
9: Compounds and molecules
10: Ionic bonding
11: Covalent bonding
12: Periodic table
13: Understanding the periodic table
14: Alkali metals and alkali earth metals
15: The halogens and noble gases
16: Transition metals
17: Radioactivity
18: Chemical reactions
19: Combustion
20: Redox reactions
21: Energy and reactions
22: Rates of reaction
23: Catalysts
24: Reversible reactions
25: Water
26: Acids and bases
27: Acid reactions
28: Electrochemistry
29: Lab equipment and techniques
30: Refining metals
31: Chemical industry
32: Carbon and fossil fuels
33: Hydrocarbons
34: Functional groups
35: polymers and plastics


7: Physics


1: What is physics?
2: Inside atoms
3: Energy
4: Forces and mass
5: Stretching and deforming
6: Velocity and acceleration
7: Gravity
8: Newton's law of motion
9: Understanding motion
10: Pressure
11: Machines
12: Heat transfer
13: Using heat
14: Waves
15: Electromagnetic waves
16: Light
17: Optics
18: Sound
19: Electricity
20: Current, voltage, and resistance
21: Circuits
22: Electronics
23: Magnets
24: Electric motors
25: Electricity generators
26: Transformers
27: Power generation
28: Electricity supplies
29: Energy efficiency
30: Renewable energy
31: The Earth
32: Weather
33: Astronomy
34: The Sun
35: The Solar System I
36: The Solar System II
37: Stars and galaxies
38: Origins of the Universe


8: Reference - Biology
9: Reference - Chemistry
10: Reference - Physics
11: Glossary
12: Index
13: Acknowledgements
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About Carol Vorderman

Carol Vorderman, one of Britain's best known and loved TV personalities, feels passionately about the value of education. Carol joined forces with DK in 1999 to become DK's Education Champion and has worked with them to build the bestselling Made Easy Series which includes Maths, English and Science.
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