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  • How to Design the World's Best Space Station

    By Paul Mason
    Authors:
    Paul Mason
    Transform a fantasy design into a design for a real-world product in just ten simple steps!Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a space station. You'd definitely want it to be the best space station in the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape.A dynamic and engaging resource for STEM teaching.'Work it out' panels involve readers in solving problems and finding solutions to challenges faced by designers. Detailed artwork shows how aspects of a design can be reshaped and refined, and photographs show world-leading examples of each product.Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.
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  • Habitats

    By Sonya Newland
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    Sonya Newland
    Get outside and do some fun science experiments! From making a pond to going on a minibeast hunt, these simple activities are quick and easy to do, using easily found equipment. This book tells you all you need to know about habitats. Find out about food chains, amazing adaptations, classification keys, as well as habitats such as ponds, rock pools. Learn how to become a habitat hero!This series is perfect for Outdoor Classroom Day, but can, of course, be used at any time of year! Being outdoors helps children focus, boosts creativity and imagination, and can simply be more fun! Learning outdoors creates lasting memories, helps build a greater awareness of the environment, provides more opportunities to think independently, and gets children feeling challenged and excited by learning.Suitable for the key stage one and key stage two science curriculum.
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  • How Do Plants Grow?

    By Kay Barnham, Mike Gordon
    Authors:
    Kay Barnham
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Gordon
    This lovely picturebook story tells the story of two children who find out about how plants grow.Ideal for home or classroom, this book contains notes for parents and teachers with suggestions of ways to explore scientific topicsIllustrated by the ever-popular and award-winning illustrator Mike Gordon.This book is part of a series of stories about feelings and emotions for children aged between 4 and 8. Other titles are: What are forces? What is light and sound? What is electricity? What are materials?
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  • Heroes of Light and Sound

    By Joy Lin, Alan Brown
    Authors:
    Joy Lin
    Illustrated by:
    Alan Brown
    What if you could be invisible or have super vision and hearing? You'd be a superhero BUT are these superpowers feasible in the real world? Superpower Science: Heroes of Light and Sound tells you all about the reality of these superpowers when looked at through a scientific lens.The series Superpower Science focuses on the superpowers commonly associated with superheroes and reveals just how scientifically realistic they could be to us mere humans. Each title focuses on four superpowers and explains which science principles would come into action if the superpower existed and what effect these science principles would have on the body. Momentum builds through each superhero story as we question everything and clearly explain the science behind their powers as they would exist in real-life.The comic book format and vintage-looking colourful illustrations paired with quirky and humorous explanations turn what would be considered by many as dry physics principles into high interest exciting books. By pointing out the physical limitations of superpowers, the series aims to fix them, not crush children's dreams but inspire them to be interested in science. Perfect for reader aged 9 and up.
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  • Human Body

    What makes humans, human? And how do organs work, and our bodies fight off invaders - and what about our brains? Whether it moves, growls, beats or splurts, Infomojis: Human Body is all about exploring the bits that make us, in a fun and engaging way. Each book features custom-made 'infomojis' - presenting the information with real personality! So inject fun into facts, and take your young biologist to the next evolution in infographics. Perfect for readers aged 8+.
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  • How to Design the World's Best Robot

    By Paul Mason
    Authors:
    Paul Mason
    Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a robot. You'd definitely want it to be the best robot in the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape.
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  • Human Body

    By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
    Authors:
    Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
    Finding out about how the human body works has never been so engaging. This book is full of exciting experiments, fun puzzles, quirky humour and science facts to make you say WOW ... it's science with a BOOM! For children progressing through Book Bands, it is suitable for reading at band 12: Brown.Why not look out for the other BOOM SCIENCE titles? This fun series for children aged 6+ explores key science topics including Electricity, Forces, Human Body, Light, Materials, Plants, Seasons and Sound.
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  • Homes Around the World

    By Moira Butterfield
    Authors:
    Moira Butterfield
    Take a journey around the world to discover the homes of children just like you!Where in the world do children live in reed houses on floating islands?Where are the highest homes: in the city skyscrapers, or in the snowy mountains?Why are some houses in India painted blue, and why do some people in South Africa paint patterns on their homes?Find out in Homes Around the World!Children will love reading about the homes of their contemporaries in other countries; from underground homes and floating homes, to eco-homes, and the most unusual homes.Includes Art Station activities where readers are encouraged to use their new knowledge creatively!
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  • Heave Ho! Pirates Can Work Together

    By Tom Easton
    Authors:
    Tom Easton
    This brilliantly funny story about pirates shows how important it can be to work together as a team. A huge storm is approaching the Golden Duck and Captain Cod needs to get the ship's sails down quickly before they are torn apart in the storm. He asks each pirate one by one to pull down a sail. But the pirates struggle on their own and the storm gets worse. Will anyone realise that they need all hands on deck to work as a team to get the job done. Can they pull together in time to save the ship? The books in the 'Pirates to the Rescue' series are designed to help children to recognise the virtues of generosity, honesty, politeness and kindness. Reading these books with children will help them to understand that their actions and behaviour have a real effect on people around them. The books will help young readers to recognise what is right and wrong and what to do when faced with difficult choices.Notes for parents, guardians and teachers are included at the end of the story to help give starting points for discussion and follow-up activities to help encourage positive behaviour.
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  • How to Design the World's Best Sports Stadium

    By Paul Mason
    Authors:
    Paul Mason
    Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a sports stadium. You'd definitely want it to be the best sports stadium the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape.
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  • How to Design the World's Best Bike

    By Paul Mason
    Authors:
    Paul Mason
    Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a bike. You'd definitely want it to be the best bike in the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape.
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  • How to Design the World's Best Skatepark

    By Paul Mason
    Authors:
    Paul Mason
    Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a skatepark. You'd definitely want it to be the best skatepark in the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape.
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  • How to Design the World's Best Roller Coaster

    By Paul Mason
    Authors:
    Paul Mason
    Transform a fantasy design into a design for a real-world product in just ten simple steps!Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a roller coaster. You'd definitely want it to be the best roller coaster in the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape.A dynamic and engaging resource for STEM teaching. 'Work it out' panels involve readers in solving problems and finding solutions to challenges faced by designers. Detailed artwork shows how aspects of a design can be reshaped and refined, and photographs show world-leading examples of each product.Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.
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  • How Does a Network Work?

    By Matt Anniss
    Authors:
    Matt Anniss
    Find out what a network is and how it connects us to each other and the world at large. Discover how networks provide us with the latest entertainment and allow us to check our emails on our phones while on the move. Learn too how they let us stay connected with friends and family thousands of miles away across the Earth. Learn about how a network works and how this high-tech science has changed your world!High-Tech Science is a series of four books that look at the revolutionary, cutting-edge science that we rely on to run our lives and keep our modern world working.
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  • How Does a Touch Screen Work?

    By Leon Gray
    Authors:
    Leon Gray
    Touch screens have transformed our modern lives, allowing us to control equipment and communicate with each other through smart devices - all at the touch of a button. Discover how touch screens began as scientific resources, how they were changed into the fun and practical gadgets we use today and what the future of these adaptable and inventive devices could be. High-Tech Science is a series of four books that look at the revolutionary, cutting-edge science that we rely on to run our lives and keep our modern world working.
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  • How Does Wifi Work?

    By Matt Anniss
    Authors:
    Matt Anniss
    WiFi has made our communication technology truly mobile. Today, we can check our emails or log on to an Internet site at a café, train station or an airport - anywhere, infact, where WiFi is available. Learn how the world became wireless and how that changed both the way we work and the way we have fun. Find out more about how WiFi works and how this high-tech science has brought freedom to your world.High-Tech Science is a series of four books that look at the revolutionary, cutting-edge science that we rely on to run our lives and keep our modern world working. Closely linked to the Science and Design and Technology curriculums!
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  • How Does GPS Work?

    By Leon Gray
    Authors:
    Leon Gray
    From its earliest uses in the US military to its role today in vehicle navigation, surveying and transport tracking, GPS has changed the way we travel, work and have fun. It has also become a crucial tool for emergency services, law enforcement officers and the monitoring of convicted criminals. Find out more about how GPS works and how this high-tech science affects your world.High-Tech Science is a series of four books that look at the revolutionary, cutting-edge science that we rely on to run our lives and keep our modern world working. It it closely linked with the Science and Design and Technology curriculums.
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  • Human Body

    By Anna Claybourne
    Authors:
    Anna Claybourne
    Help science make sense with Mind Webs! Twelve beautifully illustrated webs show how science works in a truly fascinating way. Mind webs, also known as spidergrams or mind maps, are great for learning about the science of your body.In this book you can find out how your muscles, skeleton, heart, lungs and brain work, learn how your nervous system helps your senses, what jobs your skin, hair and nails have, and how your body fights illness.With more than 200 illustrations showing how the human body works, this series is perfect for visual learners. The Mind Webs series are great revision tools for students at Key Stage 2, and are also excellent for gaining a clearer understanding of how science works.Includes advice on how to make your own mind web.
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  • Hamlet

    By Anna Claybourne, Tom Morgan-Jones
    Authors:
    Anna Claybourne
    Illustrated by:
    Tom Morgan-Jones
    To be or not to be? That is the question...A murdered king, his haunted son, a wicked stepfather and a doomed romance... Read on, through madness and mystery, to discover the calamitous tale at the heart of Hamlet, one of Shakespeare's most famous tragedies.Contains information about the background to Hamlet, its major themes, language, and Shakespeare's life during the time he was writing the play. Madness, and how it was treated in 16th century England, is also examined, to give some context in which the play was written.The Short, Sharp Shakespeare series consists of six books that retell Shakespeare's most famous plays in modern English. Clever illustrations accompany each title, making them a great introduction to the Bard for children aged 9 and above.
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  • The Human World

    By Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
    Authors:
    Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
    Marvel at the world's most amazing man-made features, pioneering technology and engineering, world debt, and how we use resources - all visualised in beautifully designed infographics.The World in Infographics series presents an exciting form of data visualisation using icons, pictograms and graphics to present information to kids in a whole new way.
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