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.
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.More about Penny Johnson