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Best Children's Books for British Science Week 2021

Books for British Science Week 2020

British Science Week runs 5th-14th March 2021 and is a ten day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths. There are many different ways you can get involved, including their annual design a poster competition, loads of events and brilliant activity packs to explore.

There are heaps of books about science, technology, engineering and maths but we've handpicked the very best for your budding scientist, whatever their age.

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Best Children's Books for British Science Week 2021
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A Scientist Like Me

Electrifying illustrations and an empowering story combine to introduce young readers to the world of science, observation and problem-solving.

There's NOTHING that Ruben doesn't find fascinating. Why do leaves change colour? What makes ice cream melt? On a trip to the beach with his mum, he discovers how the world works and the brilliant scientists who have helped us understand it. Maybe he can try out some awesome experiments and become a scientist too?

With pages encouraging kids to try out their very own science experiments such as germinating seeds and writing with invisible ink, this brilliant picture book written by scientist and TV presenter Dr Shini Somara unlocks a love of science and celebrates women in STEM.

The second book in an exciting new series. Also available:
- An Engineer Like Me
- A Coder Like Me
- A Mathematician Like Me

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Fantastically Great Women Scientists and Their Stories

Prepare to be inspired with this fantastically great new series for young readers. In this first book, read the true stories of amazing scientists and discover things that are out of this world. Women have been responsible for many of the world's most groundbreaking scientific discoveries. Kate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, tells the stories of some incredible female scientists whose hard work and persistence changed our understanding of science, and transformed people's ideas of what women can do. As a child Mae Jemison imagined herself reaching for the stars and that's exactly what she did: she became the first African-American woman to go into space. When Elizabeth Blackwell was told women weren't allowed to be doctors, she didn't take no for an answer. Tu Youyou spent months on a remote island during the Vietnam War to try and invent a treatment for malaria - and she did it. Including comic strips, family trees, maps and more, Fantastically Great Women Scientists and Their Stories is a celebration of women who made some of the world's most important scientific breakthroughs. Women featured: Mae Jemison, Marie Curie, Elizabeth Blackwell, Janaki Ammal, Caroline Herschel, Katia Krafft, Tu Youyou and Rosalind Franklin.

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Climate Action: The future is in our hands

This is a book about climate change.
In this book, we share the facts, but we also share hope. Learn about the causes of climate change and how it is affecting our world. Explore the human impact and what it means to have a carbon footprint. Read about creative ideas for tackling the climate crisis. Be inspired by the positive stories from young changemakers around the globe. Get tips on how to take actions and reduce your carbon footprint.
Our planet needs us, and we need our planet.
One tree will be planted for every book sold in the UK.

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Skygazing: Explore the Sky in the Day and Night

What do you see when you look up at the sky? It may seem like a big, empty space, but it's busier than you think. From clouds and stars, to birds, planes and everything in between - there's a whole sky to explore.

Skygazing is a double-sided book full of incredible cross-curricular information, fun activities, and beautiful illustrated scenes to enjoy. Discover why the sky is blue, early experiments in flight, and how helicopters stay aloft, before flipping the book to read all about the night sky. Find out how to read the stars, spot the night's flying creatures and see the colours of the aurora borealis .

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An Engineer Like Me

Inventive illustrations and an empowering story combine to introduce young readers to the world of engineering, creative thinking and problem-solving.

Zara is curious about everything! Travelling around the city with her gran, she sees all kinds of fascinating things. How do roller coasters do loop-the-loops? How do planes stay up? As she marvels about how they work, Zara learns about some of the brilliant engineers who have shaped the world around her. Soon she can't wait to start creating her own amazing inventions and become an engineer too!

With pages encouraging kids to try out their very own engineering experiments such as constructing the perfect paper aeroplane and safely dropping an egg from a height, this brilliant picture book written by engineer and TV presenter Dr Shini Somara unlocks a love of engineering and celebrates women in STEM.

The first book in an exciting new series. Still to come:
- A Scientist Like Me
- A Coder Like Me
- A Mathematician Like Me

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Science in Seconds for Kids: Over 100 Experiments You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less

Help your kids explore the wonders of science with over 100 easy and accessible experiments Science in Seconds for Kids: Over 100 Experiments You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less, 2nd Edition makes learning science with your children fun and practical. Using ingredients and components found mostly in your home or classroom, Science in Seconds for Kids instructs caregivers and educators on how to create dazzling and enlightening experiments from scratch. This book utilizes bright and colorful illustrations and diagrams throughout, making the simple experiments even more accessible. Guide your kids through experiments including: Making rainbows on the floor Popping balloons with light Bending water from a faucet Making lightning in a room Keeping paper dry underwater The experiments will fascinate youngsters of all ages and encourage a love of science and learning that could last a lifetime. Science in Seconds for Kids is perfect for elementary, traditional, and homeschool educators, as well as parents, grandparents, and other caregivers.

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Janice VanCleave's Big Book of Science Experiments

Janice VanCleave once again ignites children's love for science in her all-new book of fun experiments-featuring a fresh format, new experiments, and updated content standards From everyone's favorite science teacher comes Janice VanCleave's Big Book of Science Experiments. This user-friendly book gets kids excited about science with lively experiments designed to spark imaginations and encourage science learning. Using a few handy supplies, you will have your students exploring the wonders of science in no time. Simple step-by-step instructions and color illustrations help you easily demonstrate the fundamental concepts of astronomy, biology, chemistry, and more. Children will delight in making their own slime and creating safe explosions as they learn important science skills and processes. Author Janice VanCleave passionately believes that all children can learn science. She has helped millions of students experience the magic and mystery of science with her time-tested, thoughtfully-designed experiments. This book offers both new and classic activities that cover the four dimensions of science-physical science, astronomy, Biology, and Earth Science-and provide a strong foundation in science education for students to build upon. An ideal resource for both classroom and homeschool environments, this engaging book: Enables students to experience science firsthand and discuss their observations Offers low-prep experiments that require simple, easily-obtained supplies Presents a modern, full-color design that appeals to students Includes new experiments, activities, and lessons Correlates to National Science Standards Janice VanCleave's Big Book of Science Experiments is a must-have book for the real-world classroom, as well as for any parent seeking to teach science to their children.

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Board Books

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PICTURE BOOKS

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fiction for ages 7+

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Best Children's Books for British Science Week 2021

fiction for ages 9+

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Best Children's Books for British Science Week 2021

Non-Fiction & reference books for ages 7+

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Best Children's Books for British Science Week 2021

Reference Books for ages 9+

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Best Children's Books for British Science Week 2021

Activity Books

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Best Children's Books for British Science Week 2021

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