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  • Weather

    By Sonya Newland
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    Sonya Newland
    Get outside and do some fun science experiments! From making a rain guage to tracking clouds, making a sundial and catching snowflakes, these simple activities are quick and easy to do, using easily found equipment.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 primary science curriculum.
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    When Planet Earth Was New

    By James Gladstone
    Authors:
    James Gladstone
    An engaging exploration of Earth's evolution, spanning from its uninhabitable beginnings to the birth of life, and on to the present day.Imagine... Before humans. Before mammals and dinosaurs. Before insects, plants, and even bacteria: What was it like on Earth?When Planet Earth Was New transports readers billions of years into the past-when ours was a hot, lifeless world-and takes us on a grand tour of Earth through time. It's a breathtaking journey, full of surprises: From our planet's boiling beginnings to its millions of years of rain. From the tiny creatures who created oxygen to the giant beasts who breathed it. From then to now. Come and explore what our world was like When Planet Earth Was New.
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  • What is Sound?

    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 sound.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 plants? What is light and sound? What is electricity? What are materials?
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  • What are Materials?

    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 what materials are.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 plants? What is light and sound? What is electricity? What are materials?
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  • What is light?

    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 what light is.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 plants? What are forces? What is electricity? What are materials?
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  • What is Electricity?

    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 electricityIdeal 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 plants? What is light? What is sound? What is forces and motion? What are materials?
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  • What are Forces?

    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 what forces are.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 plants? What is light and sound? What is electricity? What are materials?
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  • Water: From Raindrop to Tap

    By Michael Bright
    Authors:
    Michael Bright
    What happens when you turn on a tap? Or the washing machine, shower or garden hose? Water flows! Most of us use water all day, every day, without thinking about it. But how does it get to our homes?Water is one of the most amazing resources that we use in abundance and have come to rely on heavily. It is used in all sorts of household chores, leisure activities and in work and industry. From the pitter-patter of raindrops to the whoosh of water from the shower, we follow the journey from the source to the resource. We begin by looking at what water is and where it comes from, and the all-important water cycle. We then look at how water is stored and treated ready to be pumped around the country and into our homes. Finally we consider the environmental impact of our water use and what we can do to use less water in our daily lives. We also look at how people live in places that do not have a reliable water supply and methods that can be used to clean water that is in short supply. Other titles in the Source to Resource series include:From Field to PlateFrom Oil Rig to Petrol PumpFrom Sunshine to Light Bulb
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  • The Water Cycle

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    What does solid water look like? How does wet laundry dry? Where does rain come from?Discover how water moves through the water cycle, from the ocean to the sky and back to Earth again. Learn about the different states of water and what happens when water changes temperature. Follow water underground and along rivers and see how humans control water.
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  • Weather

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    A fantastic resource for children aged 6-8, the Fact Cat series makes a perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments! How are rainbows made? Why do clouds look white? Which type of weather can break windows? Discover the wonderful world of weather, from everyday sunshine and rain to dramatic thunderstorms and tornadoes. Find out the science behind weather and learn how dangerous weather can be.A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read.
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  • Webpage Design

    By Clive Gifford
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    Clive Gifford
    The World Wide Web is the world's biggest source of knowledge and entertainment, but how does all that information get there? Webpage Design looks at how people plan, design and code all types of webpages, from social media to shopping sites. Investigate all the options available and see how website designers choose fonts, colours and images, then code it all to create the coolest webpages. Learn the code, pick your pictures and have a go at creating your very own webpage! 'Try at home' examples encourage you to get practical with computing and are NOT linked to specific software or operating systems. Real-world anecdotes from the world of information technology will inspire a new generation of digital technology scientists.This series provides support to many teachers who are not subject specialists in this area and who can use this book for ideas, inspiration and materials. The book doesn't rely on a particular software/OS.Other titles in the Get Ahead in Computing series: Amazing Applications & Perfect Programs; Awesome Algorithms & Creative Coding; Computing and Coding in the Real World; Great Games and Amazing Animation; Super Social Media and Awesome Online Safety; The Science of Computers
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    What is Evolution?

    By Louise Spilsbury, Mike Gordon
    Authors:
    Louise Spilsbury
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Gordon
    Looking at both the history of life on Earth and the scientific breakthroughs that led to our greater understanding of the living world, this book gives the definitive overview of the theory of evolution. It takes an in-depth look at the work of Charles Darwin, Thomas Huxley and Alfred Russel Wallace as well as topics such as genetic modification, artificial selection and bacterial resistance. Starting with fossils and early life forms, the book investigates the development and diversification of life on Earth over billions of years. Topics such as adaptation and specification, as well as convergent evolution, symbiosis and genetics help illustrate how evolution affects all living beings and has lead to the huge biodiversity we have on our planet today. Mike Gordon's illustrations lend a light touch and add a dash of humour.- Features biographies of key people, such as Charles Darwin, Alfred Russel Wallace, Thomas Huxley, James Watson and Francis Crick.- Matches the New Curriculum programmes of study for evolution, inheritance and genetics at KS2 and KS3.
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  • WWII: A Young Girl's Story

    By James Riordan
    Authors:
    James Riordan
    It's spring 1940 in occupied France when Marie and her mother find themselves looking after two injured soldiers. But one is English and the other is German, and they are sworn enemies. The two patients must not find out about each other. Will the compassion and understanding of one girl and her mother be enough to keep the peace? Part of a unique collection of fictional stories about young people caught up in real-life conflicts and disasters. Through their eyes we experience the day-to-day hardships and dangers of living through troubled times from throughout history.
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  • WWI: A Young Boy's Story

    By Stewart Ross
    Authors:
    Stewart Ross
    It's 1914 and France is at war. Fourteen-year-old Pierre Clouet is desperate to help defeat the Germans, but he's too young to fight. The only way he could sign up is if he has false identity papers. So when the opportunity arises, Pierre seizes it with both hands. But the world of war is a gruesome one and Pierre's dreams of glory soon fade... Part of a unique collection of fictional stories about young people caught up in real-life conflicts and disasters. Through their eyes we experience the day-to-day hardships and dangers of living through troubled times from throughout history.
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    Whizzy Science

    By Anna Claybourne
    Authors:
    Anna Claybourne
    Send a rocket sky-high, create explosions and make a cup squawk like a parrot! Not only that, these fun craft experiments help you learn about science, too. This book will guide you in easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions through over 70 great crafty experiments, as well as explaining the science of sound, forces, light, how things change and how they grow.Using readily available materials that you can find around your house or school, these experiments couldn't be simpler - or more fun!- includes beautiful step-by-step illustrations- all experiments can be carried out at home or in school- Ties into the science National Curriculum
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  • Weather and Seasons

    By Alice Harman
    Authors:
    Alice Harman
    A colourful introduction for young readers to the weather and seasons. Looks at topics such as the Sun, clouds and rain, snow and ice, wind and storms, spring, summer, autumn and winter. Includes a step-by-step activity for making your own wind sock. Free downloadable worksheet available.
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  • Water

    By Alice Harman
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    Alice Harman
    These colourful books look at what water is, covering topics such as water on Earth, ice, the water cycle, rivers, waterfalls and lakes, animals, drinking water, how we use water and water pollution.Includes a true or false quiz and a step-by-step activity to make a rain gauge.
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  • Wild Fires

    By Cath Senker
    Authors:
    Cath Senker
    Extreme weather dominates news bulletins around the world. From tsunamis to superstorms, floods to wild fires, natural disasters affect people globally on a daily basis. Wild fires, and their deadly consequences, have hit the headlines over the past decade as huge fires have devastated areas in countries around the world. But why are these occurrences becoming more frequent, and more severe? And what happens to the affected communities after disaster has struck? Planet in Peril: Wild Fires answers these questions and many more, including when and why wild fires occur, and how technology is helping people to prepare for, and protect themselves against, them. The book looks at three of these natural disasters from recent years in detail: the Black Saturday bushfires in Australia in 2009, the Colorado wildfire of 2012 and the forest fires in Bolivia in 2010. Comprehensive case studies cover when and where the fires started, the immediate impact of the disaster, the fire damage, the long-term effects, the global aid efforts and the rebuilding and regeneration of affected communities. Eyewitness panels give firsthand accounts of the disaster from flood victims, emergency service personnel, including the rural fire service involved, aid workers and scientists working to combat the effects of natural disasters. Infographic elements display statistics about each wild fire in a clear, concise and visual way. Learn about the preparations made for wild fires: what protective mechanisms and warning systems are in place, the emergency drills people must learn, and how communities are evacuated in the event of a disaster. Find out about the disaster recovery effort immediately after each event, how aid reaches affected areas, and where it comes from. See how communities fare in the immediate aftermath, how they cope with damage to infrastructure and homes, lack of basic necessities and, in some cases, the loss of friends or relatives. Then find out how they cope long-term, deal with the economic impact, and regenerate. Discover whether climate change and global warming are increasing the impact and severity of wild fires, and how research is being done, and technology developed, to combat it. See how warning systems and evacuation drills can dramatically improve people's chances of survival, and learn about some solutions, such as firebreaks, that reduce the impact of wild fires. Planet in Peril: Wild Fires is ideal for children age 9+, for geography and science projects, or simply for anyone interested in finding out the background behind the 'extreme weather' news reports. Wild fires are not the only natural disaster our planet faces, find out about tsunamis, superstorms and floods in other titles in the series.
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  • Water Cycle

    By Theresa Greenaway
    Authors:
    Theresa Greenaway
    This detailed guide to water and the natural processes it goes through is an ideal complement to the National Curriculum. It studies the different states of water in nature and its fundamental importance before examining how human activity can interfere with the natural process. Packed with detailed photographs and diagrams it provides both clear and fascinating coverage of the subject. Numerous activities encourage readers to explore aspects of the water cycle for themselves. And a topic web and cross-curricular activity ideas provide teachers with additional resources. A re-issue of one of a popular series.
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  • Warships

    By Rob Scott Colson
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    Rob Scott Colson
    An introduction to the world's most popular high-performance vehicles. This title features all the information about warships, from early and classic models to the latest high-tech machines.
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