The Fact or Fiction Behind Science
By Paul Harrison
Truth or Busted Science explores popular myths and legends about the world of science, inventions and discoveries in a light and humorous way that kids will find simply unputdownable. Statements like, 'Sneeze with your eyes open and they will pop out' or 'A black hole in our galaxy will eventually destroy the Earth' are examined as well as where the ideas came from, whether they have any basis in truth, or whether they are simply folklore, myths or legends. Each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation.
By 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. Floods, and their deadly consequences, have hit the headlines over the past decade as countries around the world have been affected by serious flooding. 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: Fierce Floods answers these questions and many more, including when and why flooding occurs, and how technology is helping people to prepare for it. The book looks at three of these natural disasters from recent years in detail: the Bangladesh floods of 2012, Mississippi flooding in the USA in 2011 and the flash floods in Russia in 2012. Comprehensive case studies cover when and where the floods struck, the immediate impact of the disaster, the flood 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, aid workers and scientists working to combat the effects of natural disasters. Infographic elements display statistics about each flood in a clear, concise and visual way. Learn about the preparations made for floods: what protective mechanisms and flood 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 if climate change and global warming are increasing the impact and severity of flooding, and how research is being done, and technology developed, to combat it. See how flood warning systems and evacuation drills can dramatically improve people's chances of survival, and learn about some natural solutions, such as flood plains, that reduce the impact of floods. Planet in Peril: Fierce Floods 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. Floods are not the only natural disaster our planet faces, find out about tsunamis, super storms and wild fires in other titles in the series.
By 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!Which animal only eats fifty times a year? Where is a starfish's mouth? How do plants make food under water?Find out about food chains and how plants and animals depend on each other for food. Discover the diets of carnivores, omnivores and herbivores and see what food chains look like in different habitats. A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read.
By Theresa Greenaway
This detailed guide to natural food chains is an ideal complement to the National Curriculum. It studies how energy is passed along the food chain and from plants to animals 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 food chains 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.
By Jon Richards
Welcome to the world of infographics! This exciting form of data visualisation uses icons, pictograms and graphics to present information in a whole new way. Read about how gravity keeps the planets orbiting the Sun, find out how machines make life easier, and discover how magnets work - all visualised in beautifully designed infographics! Ideal for children of 9+, and fact and science geeks of all ages, finding out about forces has never been more exciting!
Forces and Movement
By Carol Ballard
Discover what forces do, and how they affect us. Learn about gravity, friction and pressure, and how to measure different forces.The topic of forces and movement is 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.
Forces and Movement
By Sally Hewitt
Amazing Science uses the extraordinary and mind-boggling facts about science to introduce children to the core topic of forces at KS1. Each spread starts with an interesting fact supported by a dramatic picture to engage the child's interest. It then seeks to explain, in simple terms, the science behind it. 'Your Turn' boxes then challenge children to look around them for similar examples, such as how forces are at work all around us.
Forces and Motion
By Anna Claybourne
Forces and Magnets
By 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! Why do things fall downwards? How does friction stop you slipping over? What materials are magnetic? Find out about forces like gravity, friction and air resistance and discover the effect the have. Learn why magnets attract or repel objects and how Earth's magnetic field works. A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read.
Fruit and Vegetables
By Izzi Howell
Where do the fruit and vegetables we eat come from? Which fruits and vegatables make great snacks? Find out about fruit and vegetables and how they are needed in a healthy diet. Discover how food is enjoyed in different ways around the world and the importance of eating a healthy balanced diet.
By Rob Colson
How does the greenhouse effect warm our planet? What happens inside a nuclear reactor? How can magnets help generate electricity? This book explores energy and power - and how they affect our everyday lives - with engaging visuals. This book is part of the Science is Everywhere series, which demystifies the key science topics and shows how they relate to the world around us with fun, colourful graphics. These books are ideal for children aged 9 plus who are studying science, or for young readers who want to get to grips with science in a fun way.