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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 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 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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  • 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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  • Materials

    By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
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    Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
    Finding out about our material world has never been so engaging. This book is full of exciting experiments, fun puzzles, quirky humour and science facts to make you saw WOW ... it's science with a BOOM! For children progressing through Book Bands, it is suitable for reading at level 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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  • Materials

    By Carol Ballard
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    Carol Ballard
    Learn about the different materials that are found in the world, from materials in the ground, to plant materials, to man-made materials. Find out how we use materials on a daily basis.The topic of materials 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.
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  • Materials

    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! What is plastic made from? Why are electricity cables made from metal? Which materials let heat pass through them? Discover the materials used to make everyday objects. See where materials come from, learn about their properties and find out how we choose materials. A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read.
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  • Materials

    By Sally Hewitt
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    Sally Hewitt
    Amazing Science uses the extraordinary and mind-boggling facts about science to introduce children to the core topic of materials at KS1. Each spread starts with an interesting fact about materials, 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 what materials are used for.
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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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  • Meat and Fish

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    What is a food group? How is meat and fish farmed? How is it stored? Find out about meat and fish and how they can form a balanced and healthy diet. Discover the diffrent ways in which it is enjoyed around the world and the importance of eating a healthy balanced diet.
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  • Medicine

    By Tom Jackson
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    Tom Jackson
    From electronic eyes and robot doctors to nano bots and bio sensors, welcome to the future of medicine! Find out all about the mind-blowing science and technology the future has in store for us.
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  • Metamorphic Rocks

    By Richard Spilsbury
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    Richard Spilsbury
    Heat and pressure are constantly at work below the Earth's surface, but sometimes, their amazing effects can be seen above ground. These powerful forces shape metamorphic rocks, one of the three kinds of rock that cover the surface of the Earth.Readers will learn how plate tectonics play a role in rock formation, where these rocks appear, and how to identify them based on their physical properties. This text takes the curriculum topics out of the classroom and into the real world, showing readers how metamorphic rock shapes our lives. The science-rich text is completed with full-colour photographs, fun fact boxes, and informative sidebars.
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  • Minecraft

    By Chris Martin
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    Chris Martin
    Find out how Mojang, the makers of Minecraft, grew from a small tech start-up into a gaming company worth $2.5 billion in under 10 years. Discover some of the brightest business minds behind Mojang's meteoric rise, Minecraft's fan community, and the crucial role it has played in the success of both the game and the company. And take a look at what the future might hold for Minecraft under Microsoft's ownership. From fan conventions to Minecraft on Youtube, this is a fascinating look at Mojang, and the gaming industry as a whole. The Big Brands series delves deep into the amazing stories behind the world's most iconic businesses - their business plan and marketing strategy, and how they present themselves to consumers through logos and advertising campaigns.
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