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Explore and discover how science, technology, engineering, and maths shape the world around us with 25 hands-on experiments for curious kids. From racing wind-up cars and building a sturdy sandcastle to creating a wave machine and making music with a homemade guitar, Science Lab is packed with 25 exciting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) activities. Why do rafts float? How do bridges stay upright? How do seals stay warm? And how can you make a ball levitate? Each activity in the book uncovers core STEM ideas to help young readers discover the answers to these fascinating questions for themselves. Simple, easy-to-follow, photographic steps guide young readers through each experiment, along with essential tips and engaging STEM facts. "Test and tweak" boxes encourage readers to take their projects to the next level, while "Real world" stories show how STEM ideas make up our modern, everyday world. Perfect for firing up kids' imaginations, for homework help and for rainy day projects, Science Lab will excite and inspire curious young minds.

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2nd April '19
I read it myself aged 9 aged 9
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5 stars
This book was fabulous. I won it to a giveaway thinking it was just science facts but it is a great way to show how to have fun,use science and engineer.
5th March '19
Darth read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
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5 stars
I think this book is excellent. The book is divided into four sections: forces and motion, liquids and reactions, shapes and structures, and light and sounds. Each section has six or seven things to make to show you the science behind how things work. From the book, I made a mechanical figure of a shark that looks like it moves on its own. I was able to raid the recycling box for all the bits. The instructions are very good. I can't wait to take it in to show my friends at school. 
5th March '19
ChildGenius read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
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5 stars
This is a nice, bright and colourful book full of exciting step-by-step instructions for science experiments which are all doable at home. Examples include about how to make a thermos or a suspension bridge.  I can’t wait for the Easter holidays to start to be able to try more of these. There are 25 projects to do in all. The pictures are great. There is a glossary at the back. 
5th March '19
Eilidh C read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
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5 stars
I really enjoyed this book, it has some very fun looking experiments which I can't wait to try out. It discusses Forces and Motion, Liquids and Reactions, Shapes and Structures and Light and Sound. The illustrations are very good and I would recommend it for any fans of science.
1st February '19
I read it myself (an adult) & to PixieRabbit aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
We've been collecting some of the DK Lab  books as PixieRabbit adores any book with science in it as she has declared she wants to be an engineer. 
 This book is a great continuation on from the earlier Home and Outdoors Lab books  for an intended audience which is roughly 9-12.

We enjoy the Lab books so much and they are so inspiring for different areas of STEM knowledge, so it's good to know that there are continuation books once your child has mastered the first books and the knowledge and skills within.

The key topics are Forces and Motion, Liquids and reactions, Shapes and structures, Light and sound.
Activities range from making your own thermos to making a Tower Crane , the classic suspension bridge activity to a wave machine, spectroscope and automaton! 
Looking through they are certainly all exciting and challenging activities to inspire and possibly stretch the young STEM enthusiast.
26th March '19
I read it to MiniSastrantia aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
What a fabulous book! Even the cover is engaging, with a raised tactile title. The experiments make you want to start straight away! They are clear, with photographic step-by-step instructions and an explanation of the science behind them. They all inspire further learning too. A thoroughly great, quality book. Would recommend!
11th March '19
Panda read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
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5 stars
This brilliant book shows lots of experiments that you can try at home.  It gives steps for the experiment and explains how long it will take, how difficult it will be and what you will need.  I like how it shows how machines work on page 59.  I enjoyed reading about how to make a rubber glove and I’m looking forward to trying that one along with other experiments in this book. I hope you will enjoy this book the same as I do. 
20th March '19
Jessie28 read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
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5 stars
I loved this book and have tried an experiment and it worked! I think anyone can read,enjoy and try these amazing experiments. My favourite experiment was the Marshmallow Tower. The genre is definitely science. 
17th March '19
I read it to The-face aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
This book is bright, beautiful and colourful and has everything that the young and aspirational scientist might need to explore the world around them. Within hours of the book arriving my daughter has already tried two experiments. The language doesn’t talk down to children but instead makes them feel that they can take control of their learning. I would heartily recommend this book for children that ask a lot of questions and who are curious of how the world works!
3rd March '19
Brobee read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
I thought this book was really interesting and it is really good if you like science and experiments. Each section has a different type of experiment and they are easy to do at home. The pictures help you to understand what you need to do and what the experiment is about.
I have tried some of the experiments. My favourite is the wind up car and I want to make the bubble tower next.
I recommend the book for Year Two and Key Stage Two children.
3rd March '19
I read it to Jdixon aged 6 aged 6 & to Adixon aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
This book is just fab for my son. He is keen to learn and is interested in science and experiments. This has lots of cool ideas to try at home that both my sons enjoyed getting involved with, we are looking forward to doing more.
30th April '19
Lilybug read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
Science Lab 9780241343494
4 stars
I love the ideas and experiments in this book and I can’t wait to try them out. I also think that Robert Winston has done a great job of explaining what and how things happen in the experiments 
29th March '19
I read it myself (an adult)
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4 stars
We won this book to give to our local primary school but both my 11 year old in Year 6 and my Year 8 daughter had a quick glance and they were both impressed. The projects really look good and although we havent tried any of them I think even with older children two thirds of them would be fun and they would learn something as they made them. I would say with younger children they definitely are projects, some are quick but others will take longer and some several days. So if you have a child with a short attention span I would say either divide into short chunks or avoid the book!

I loved the photos and all the step by step instructions and if I had been younger I would have loved this book especially in the long school holidays.
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About Robert Winston

Johnny Ball has masterminded and presented more than 20 children's television series about maths and science. He is best known for the hit BBC series Think of a Number. No-one is better known for making maths not just easy to understand but genuinely fun and fascinating....

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