Planes and Helicopters
By Jon Richards
Have you ever wondered what made human beings think they could take to the skies? Starting with Icarus and his wax and feather wings and Leonardo Da Vinci's Flying Machine and primitive helicopter know as the Aerial Screw, It'll Never Work: Aeroplanes and Helicopters explores the history of flying machines, the successes and failures that have led to the comforts of modern passenger flight that we know today.Each title in this exciting, high-interest series looks at a different area of technology and engineering and reveals the pioneering ideas and scientific thinking that enabled its development, as well as exposing those that proved to be a dead end. Each spread examines a particular example in depth, bringing in other similar ideas where relevant, and revealing that experimentation and failure often pave the way to technology success. Beautifully designed and illustrated with infographic-style artwork, this series is an excellent technology resource for readers aged 9 and up.
By David West
Learn all about planes and how they work from canvas planes to supersonic planes and jet liners. Have you ever wondered where the crew all sit inside a tank, or what a jet engine looks like behind the turbine blades? Well these six books will help you find out just that! Find out something amazing about each vehicle and then turn the page to see it sliced in two where its innermost secrets will be revealed. Simple text and large labels and captions will make the bite-sized pieces of information appeal to a wide range of reading abilities, and the artwork is both friendly and accessible. What's Inside - perfect for inquisitive, machine-mad readers who love the details of how vehicles work. Suitable for readers aged 8+.
By Nancy Dickmann
Illustrated series introducing children to various aspects of Nature, through a Q&A formatHave you ever wondered where the Sun goes at night, what air is made of or how fossils form? Read this book to find out about our amazing planet and what makes it so special.Why is the sky blue? How long does a forest take to grow? Is it Mist or Fog? These are a few of the questions that are answered in the illustrated series Curious Nature. Natural phenomena are introduced as questions and answered in a simple and comprehensive way. Perfect for readers aged 6 and up.
By Angela Royston
Explore the wonderful world we live in, from snowy mountains to deep, steamy rainforests. Discover the facts and Share the learning in these fun books.A series of differentiated text books on topics that children really want to read about. The lower level text is ideal for emerging readers and the higher level text will suit more able readers. The large, square format encourages sharing, and spectacular photos are featured on every page. Perfect for readers aged 4 and up.
The Princess and the Pea
By Jasmine Brooke
Help Rapunzel escape from her high tower using a zip wire and a bit of gravity or work out how science and technology can help Little Red Riding Hood fix that wolf once and for all! THis fun and quirky approach takes stories that young readers already know and love, but with the added twist of learning about STEM subjects along the way.For children aged 7+.
By Angela Royston
Plants are brilliant things to study scientifically. They grow, reproduce, make their own food and some can even defend themselves. In Plants you'll delve into the science behind these marvels of the natural world by conducting ten investigations or experiments using the ATOM method - Ask, Test, Observe & Measure - to ensure you're working just like a professional scientist. Work out how leaves function, the strength of the acid in a nettle, and whether plants can grow in cola! At the end of the book, scientific guidelines explain why scientists do things a certain way and the things they look out for or try to avoid. Science Skills Sorted are six topic books for children aged 8+ studying KS2 science. The ATOM method is designed to help readers work scientifically as they are taught to in the classroom, and each of the investigations is accompanied by explanatory text to uncover facts about the topic. A range of experiments in each book means that while some may need a little more equipment than others, there are plenty experiments that are cheap and accessible, using objects easily found in the classroom or at home.
Planets Near Earth
By Ian Graham
Planets near Earth offers a look at the peculiarities and similarities of the planets nearest to Earth with wondrous illustrations and facts about what the planets are made of.Learn about the wonders of space in this series, designed for readers aged 7 and up, but accessible to a wide range of reading abilities. If you've ever wondered what can be found on the dark side of the moon, or what other galaxies lurk beyond the Milky Way, these are the books for you. From the Sun, asteroids and comets to planets far and near Earth, you will discover here the most recent developments in space exploration and research.
Planets Far from Earth
By Ian Graham
Planets Far from Earth offers a look at the peculiarities and similarities of the planets furthest to Earth with wondrous illustrations and facts about what the planets are made of. Discover Jupiter, Saturn and its moon and rings, Uranus, Neptune and the Dwarf planets.Learn about the wonders of space in this series, designed for readers aged 7 and up, but accessible to a wide range of reading abilities. If you've ever wondered what can be found on the dark side of the moon, or what other galaxies lurk beyond the Milky Way, these are the books for you. From the Sun, asteroids and comets to planets far and near Earth, you will discover here the most recent developments in space exploration and research.
By Peter Riley
Find out all about the science in the world around us with Moving Up with Science. Written to support the National Curriculum at Key Stage 2, each title explores key scientific topics through a combination of concise information and fun experiments. Moving Up with Science: Plants explains why flowers have colourful petals; how leaves make food for plants; and how water moves inside roots and stems. Explore different types of flower and discover what happens when seeds are kept in the dark.
Pierre and Marie Curie
By Robyn Hardyman
The story of Marie and Pierre Curie is one of patient work, triumph over tragedy and enormous achievement. This book explores this remarkable story and how their work furthered research into the structure of the atom and the discovery of radiation, which has been used in treating disease and in generating electricity.How have some of the most successful scientific pairings in history changed the advancement of science and led to discoveries that might never otherwise have been made? Dynamic Duos explores the fascinating scientific partnerships between some of the world's leading scientists. From Darwin and Wallace to Einstein and Eddington, without these 'dynamic pairings' some of the most spectacular discoveries and critical theories in the history of science might never have been made. An informative series for children aged 9+.
Probes to the Planets
By Steve Parker
Every planet in our solar system and some of the moons and other space objects have been visited by at least one probe and in the future, more probes and craft will visit these worlds in our endeavour to learn about space and the possibility of extraterrestrial life. Some probes, such at the Verena 13 probe that landed on Venus, were designed to last just a few minutes. Others, such as the Voyager probes, are still sending data back to Earth from far out towards the edge of our Solar System. Each probe is designed to do a unique job and this book reveals the genius of their design.Six books that reveal the thrilling journeys, triumphs and disasters that men and women have experienced in the exploration of our universe. These books examine the mind-blowing technologies involved in space endeavours and tells the all too human stories of some of the key figures.
Planet Under Pressure: Too Many People on Earth?
By Matt Anniss
Planet Under Pressure examines the growing issue of the world's expanding population. It looks at where in the world population growth may be out of control, what governments and scientists are doing to help curb growth and what the future long-term implications for the planet could be if we cannot control human birth rates. Expert opinions about overpopulation are offered, along with the solutions science may hold.Is our planet's population out of control? What is the future of the global economy? Are we playing God with genetic modification? How secure is the global positioning system and who is tracking you? In Ask the Experts discover some of the most topical issues facing people today and read expert opinions on each subject. Once you have 'asked the experts', become an expert yourself and use the knowledge you have learned to make up your own mind about our future. An investigative series for children aged 9+.
By Deborah Chancellor
Police cars zip along with sirens wailing as they race to the rescue... Lots of noisy words and plenty of high-speed action introduce emergency vehicles and other life-saving equipment in a lively and exciting way.Emergency Vehicles - four books all about the different vehicles each emergency uses and the situations they use them in. For KS1 readers
By Jillian Powell
By Jillian Powell
This series takes readers on the journey a material takes when it is recycled, tracing its step-by-step route from when we finish with it, through the recycling process, to the new, recycled product.What Happens When We Recycle: Paper explains how paper is made and looks at the very many ways in which we use it. It then explores how it is collected, broken down and recycled and what new products are made with it. The book also includes tips on what readers can do to help recycle paper.
By Helen Lanz
It's simple to grow your own potatoes! In this book find out:what equipment you will needhow to grow a healthy plantabout the science in growing plants.You can also find useful tips, nutrition facts and a recipe.
By Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
By Sally Morgan
This series explores our world's fascinating cycles and brings to life the processes that keep our planet forever changing.Earth Cycles: Plants looks at a range of trees, flowers and fruits to explain the colourful and varied life cycles of plants.