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  • Machines

    By Clive Gifford
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    Clive Gifford
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  • Machines and Motors

    By Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
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    Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
    There are endless facts to learn about vehicles and motors, but once you've absorbed them, do you really know how these machines work? They keep on turning thanks to some incredible processes - and grasping them is the key to understanding machines. It's time to discover how cars go, how a plane flies and how to dig a tunnel. Pore over the step-by-step infographic art and fascinating facts to uncover the dazzling truth about man-made inventions - then try out the mind-bending challenges on each page!Aimed at 9-11-year-olds, the Infographic How It Works series is an exploration of the processes that make the world go round, from the activity in tectonic plates to the enzymes that break down food in our bodies. Each process is clearly explained using amazing infographics and essential facts - plus an experiment or challenge for readers to try, so they can keep the discovery going.Other titles in the Infographic How It Works series:Life on EarthOur PlanetOur UniverseToday's TechnologyYour Body
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  • Machines At Work: Diggers and Cranes

    By Clive Gifford
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    Clive Gifford
    Find out all about diggers and cranes, from bulldozers and tunnelling machines to the biggest tower cranes. Zoom in, see them up close and discover what makes them work. Then try the quiz to see how much you've learned!
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  • Machines At Work: Motorbikes

    By Clive Gifford
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    Clive Gifford
    Find out all about motorbikes, from city motorbikes and off-road machines to the fastest racing motorbikes. Zoom in, see them up close and discover what they can do. Then try the quiz to see how much you've learned!
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  • Mad About: Swimming

    If you're mad about swimming, this book will help you make the most of your favourite sport. Find out how to perfect your strokes, swim competitively for a club and expand your abilities into water polo, snorkelling and scuba diving.
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  • Mad About: Dance

    If you're mad about dance, this book will help you make the most of your favourite hobby. Find out how to perfect your skills, whether you're dancing salsa, ballroom, tap or bhangra, and expand your abilities into taking part in dance shows and competitions.
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  • Mad About: Gymnastics

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  • Mad About: Cartoons

    By Judith Heneghan
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    Judith Heneghan
    Find out how to create your own cartoon characters and comic strips, draw manga-style artwork and expand your abilities into computer-generated animations. Whether you're new to cartoons or looking to develop your skills, this book will tell you everything you need to know, from finding out what are the best things about being able to create cartoons and animations to discovering what it takes to become a famous cartoonist.Discover advice from experts and top tips on how to improve, plus a quiz so you can find out how mad about cartoons you really are!The Mad About series of books helps children age 8+ perfect a variety of hobbies and skills, from art and cartooning to football and gymnastics.
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  • Mad About: Football

    Find out how to perfect your skills, from dribbling and passing to scoring and saving goals, play competitively for a club and expand your abilities into captaining a team. Whether you're new to football or looking to develop your skills, this book will tell you everything you need to know, from finding out what are the best things about being able to play football well to discovering what it takes to become a champion footballer.Discover advice from experts and top tips on how to improve, plus a quiz so you can find out how mad about football you really are!The Mad About series of books helps children age 8+ perfect a variety of hobbies and skills, from art and cartoons to football and gymnastics.
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  • Magnets and Springs

    By Carol Ballard
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    Carol Ballard
    Learn about magnetism, magnetic fields, natural magnets and how a spring works.The topics of magnets and springs are approached in a simple and clear way. The concepts are complemented by new artwork and specially-commissioned photography featuring children. Each step-by-step experiment has been tried in the classroom and is illustrated with photography which encourages children's understanding. Each book is bright, colourful and simple in its design.
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  • Make it Splash!

    By Anna Claybourne
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    Anna Claybourne
    Layer liquids, make a soap-powered fish and create a propellor-powered boat! This book will guide you step-by-step through great crafty experiments, as well as explaining the science behind water and liquids.
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  • Make it Change!

    By Anna Claybourne
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    Anna Claybourne
    Make materials change colour, create oozy slime and let a foaming monster loose! This book will guide you step-by-step through great crafty experiments, as well as explaining the science behind chemical reactions and states of matter.
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  • Make it Zoom!

    By Anna Claybourne
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    Anna Claybourne
    Design a speed boat, create a rocket and make a catapult plane! This book will guide you step-by-step through great crafty experiments, as well as explaining the science of forces and motion.
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  • Make it Bang!

    By Anna Claybourne
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    Anna Claybourne
    Send a rocket sky-high, create explosions and make a cup squawk like a parrot! This book will guide you step-by-step through great crafty experiments, as well as explaining the science of sound.
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  • Make it Glow!

    By Anna Claybourne
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    Anna Claybourne
    Make light bend, create a rainbow with a torch and power a lightbulb with a comb! This book will guide you step-by-step through great crafty experiments, as well as explaining the science behind light.
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  • Make it Grow!

    By Anna Claybourne
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    Anna Claybourne
    Grow plants on tissue paper, make dough double in size and grow your own crystals! This book will guide you step-by-step through great crafty experiments, as well as explaining the science behind the growth of materials and living things.
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  • Making Air Cleaner

    By Jen Green
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    Jen Green
    Why is clean air important? How do people cause air pollution? How is air pollution affecting Earth's climate? Find out what causes air pollution, what is being done to tackle air pollution and how we can help make the air cleaner. This title shows children at KS2 how to:· Test for air pollution in their area· Find out how much pollution is produced by different countries· Carry out a survey to investigate the effects of air pollution
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  • Making with Living Things

    By Anna Claybourne
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    Anna Claybourne
    Be a SCIENCE MAKER by experimenting, tinkering and building to discover the wonders of science! Learn all about LIVING THINGS by following in the footsteps of famous scientists, artists and inventors.- Create your own miniature greenhouse like inventor Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward- Be inspired by artist Antony Gormley and make a cast if your own hand- Build a DNA model, like biologists Francis Crick and James Watson, and much more! Each title in this series contains ten 'makes', prompted by featured profiles of great scientists, artists and engineers. Children will learn about and create the experiments and builds that have led to world-changing discoveries, amazing machines and inspiring artworks. Perfect for KS2 science and technology classes aged 9 and up.
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  • Making with States of Matter

    By Anna Claybourne
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    Anna Claybourne
    Be a SCIENCE MAKER by experimenting, tinkering and building to discover the wonders of science! Learn all about STATES OF MATTER by following in the footsteps of famous scientists, artists and inventors.- Turn salt water into drinking water with Mária Telkes' brilliant invention- Be inspired by sculptor Néle Azevedo to create melting ice people- Make ice cream using ice and salt like inventor Nancy Johnson, and much more!Each title in this series contains ten 'makes', prompted by featured profiles of great scientists, artists and engineers. Children will learn about and create the experiments and builds that have led to world-changing discoveries, amazing machines and inspiring artworks. Perfect for KS2 science and technology classes aged 9 and up.
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  • Making with Light

    By Anna Claybourne
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    Anna Claybourne
    Be a SCIENCE MAKER by experimenting, tinkering and building to discover the wonders of science!Learn all about LIGHT by following in the footsteps of famous scientists, artists, engineers and inventors.- Make sun prints like photography pioneer Thomas Wedgwood- Be inspired by artist Tracey Emin to make your own neon sign- Create your own fibre optic lamp like engineer William Wheeler ... and much more!Each title in this series contains ten 'makes', prompted by featured profiles of great scientists, artists and engineers. Children will learn about and create the experiments and builds that have led to world-changing discoveries, amazing machines and inspiring artworks. Perfect for KS2 science and technology classes aged 9 and up.
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