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  • Machines and Motors

    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!TOPICS:How to make a bicycle goHow to stop a bicycleHow a crane liftsHow a digger digsHow a car goesHow to make electricityHow to harvest a cropHow to dig a tunnelHow a plane fliesHow a submarine divesHow a hovercraft fliesThe 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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  • 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 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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  • Making with Machines

    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 MACHINES by following in the footsteps of famous scientists, artists and inventors.- Build a battle catapult like famous machine-maker Archimedes- Make an artificial robot arm based on Kaylene Kau's award-winning design- Be inspired by sculptor Fi Henshall and create your own bird automaton, 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 Forces

    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 FORCES by following in the footsteps of famous scientists, artists, engineers and inventors.- Build a car ramp and experiment with acceleration like Galileo Galilei- Be inspired by artist Lin Emery to build a kinetic sculpture- Make a hot air balloon like the Montgolfier brothers ... 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 Sound

    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 SOUND by following in the footsteps of famous scientists, artists and inventors.- Transform your voice into beautiful patterns like singer Megan Watts Hughes- Create sci-fi sound effects like composer Delia Derbyshire- Catch intruders with Augustus Russell Pope's pressure mat alarm, 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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  • Mammals Have Hair

    By Sarah Ridley
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    Sarah Ridley
    This book explores what makes an animal a mammal - how their characteristics are different from other groups of animals. It shows many examples of different types of mammals in their natural environment. The simple text, suitable for children aged 5+, is accompanied by large, attractive photographs. For children progressing through book bands it is suitable for reading at band 8: Purple.This book is part of the 'In the Animal Kingdom' which explore the classification of animals. Why not look for them all: Amphibians live on land and water; Birds have feathers; Fish live in water; Reptiles have scaly skin; Invertebrates have no backbone; Mammals drink milk.
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  • Marie Curie

    By Liz Gogerly, Richard Hook
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    Liz Gogerly
    Illustrated by:
    Richard Hook
    Discover all about one of the world's most famous femal scientists: Marie Curie. Learn about the woman who discovered radium, the scientist who gave us a greater understanding of the nature of the atom, and the woman who ultimately died from the effects of the substances she discovered. Follow the story of Curie's life, from her childhood in Warsaw, Poland to becoming Director of the Paris Radium Institute, and find out about her discoveries, including how they are still affecting us today.Includes a timeline and a look at her legacy today, this book is perfect for readers intersted in science or women's history of all ages.
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  • Masters of Matter

    By Joy Lin, Alan Brown
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    Joy Lin
    Illustrated by:
    Alan Brown
    What if you could teleport, change shape or be elastic? You'd be a superhero BUT are these superpowers feasible in the real world? Superpower Science: Masters of Matter 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 by questioning everything as we progress. 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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  • Masters of Maths

    By Rob Colson
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    Rob Colson
    From the shapes and patterns in nature to programming computers, maths is about a lot more than simple sums.It is the key to understanding the world around us. Learn all about the discoveries and advances made by histories most important mathmaticians, who have expanded our understanding of the laws of maths and the workings of the Universe in STEM-gineers: Masters of Maths.STEM-gineers is an exciting 4-book series, which focuses on particular engineering or scientific challenges. You will find out about the great minds behind every featured discovery or structure and learn through hands-on projects how these great minds overcame the scientific or engineering challenges of their time. From simple experiments, to observing and recording various aspects of the world around us, this series is the perfect introduction to the exhilarating world of STEM for readers aged 9 and up.
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  • Materials

    By Anna Claybourne
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    Anna Claybourne
    Help science make sense with Mind Webs! Twelve beautifully illustrated webs show how science concepts work in a truly fascinating way. Mind webs, also known as spidergrams or mind maps, are great for learning about the science of materials. Find out about solids, liquids and gases, about changing materials, the properties of materials, states of matter and chemical reactions. With more than 200 illustrations showing the science behind materials, this series is perfect for visual learners. The Mind Webs series is a great revision tool for students at Key Stage 2, and excellent for gaining a clearer understanding of how science works.
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  • Materials

    By Jon Richards
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    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 the states of matter, find out how substances change state, and discover the different properties of materials - all visualised in beautifully designed infographics. Ideal for children of 9+, and fact and science geeks of all ages, finding out about materials has never been more exciting!
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