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  • Rockets

    By Louise Derrington
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    Louise Derrington
    So you want to build your own rocket models? Real ones that you can power and launch?Well now you can, with How to Build. Inside you'll find simple instructions, equipment lists and templates to help you make working models, including a straw rocket, fizzy rocket, balloon rocket, water rocket, matchstick rocket and tube rocket.This series is aimed at budding inventors and engineers of the future, and contains builds which require adult supervision. It supports design and technology skills and learning, and is ideal for use at home, school and at STEM clubs.
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  • Robots

    By Louise Derrington
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    Louise Derrington
    So you want to build your own robot models? Real ones that you can power and move?Well now you can, with How to Build. Inside you'll find simple instructions, equipment lists and templates to help you make working models, including a robotic hand, bristle-bot, drawing robot, scrub-bot, solar fan robot and "Robbo the Robot".This series is aimed at budding inventors and engineers of the future, and contains builds which require adult supervision. It supports design and technology skills and learning, and is ideal for use at home, school and at STEM clubs.
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  • Rapunzel

    By Jasmine Brooke
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    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+.
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  • Rocks

    By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
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    Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
    Science really rocks! If you're feeling ignorant about igneous, or muddled about metamorphic rocks, read this book. You'll soon recognise a slate from a sandstone, and understand all about fossil formation.This essential KS2 series for children aged 7 and up covers all the key science topics in energetic, quick-fire way, aiding clear comprehension by getting straight to the point! Each spread starts with a 'flash' or headline, summing-up succinctly the science information to follow. Attractive and light-hearted illustration visually conveys the information, adding depth and detail to engage children. Also includes fun jokes and cartoons to keep even the most reluctant readers entertained.
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  • Rocks and Fossils

    By Anna Claybourne
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    Anna Claybourne
    Rocks and fossils are brilliant things to study scientifically. They can tell us a huge amount of interesting information about our rocky planet - Earth. In Rocks and Fossils you'll delve into the science behind these marvels of the natural world by conducting ten investigations and experiments using the ATOM method - Ask, Test, Observe and Measure - to ensure you're working just like a professional scientist. Find out about the three main types of rock and what happens to rocks during a volcanic eruption and in processes like weathering and erosion. Discover how and why fossils form and how hard or soft some rocks can be! 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.
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    A Robot World

    By Clive Gifford
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    Clive Gifford
    In today's wired world, robots are everywhere, from movies, in space, computer games - maybe even walking among us. Aimed at readers aged 7 to 11, this is a look at the rise of robots: how they've developed over time, from early sketches to terrifying battlebots and factory operatives, to the latest AIs running free from their workshops. Presented chronologically, this robot history will focus on landmark robots that have captured the imagination, including creations from popular culture.
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    A Roller-coaster Ride Around The Body

    By Gabby Dawnay, Alex Barrow
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    Gabby Dawnay
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    Alex Barrow
    Get on the roller-coaster ride for a fast-paced visual treat, with rhythmic text and wacky illustrations by CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal nominees.Shortlisted for the Association for Science Education Book of the Year 2017'Perfect to introduce and explore different parts of the body, which is now a bigger part of our curriculum in KS1 science than ever before.' - Books Teachers LoveJump on board and take a ride around the human body on our read-aloud, rollicking rollercoaster. Created by CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal nominees Gabby Dawnay and Alex Barrow, prepare to take your inquisitive youngster on a visually led, fast-paced rhythmic trip, from bones to muscles, feelings to sleep. This book is bursting with energy and fun - the perfect way to introduce your enthusiastic little one to a key school topic. A Roller-coaster Ride Around the Body has been designed to promote learning through imagination and humour, building visual and auditory memory, in addition to stimulating questioning and enquiry skills. It is particularly suitable for reading together with pre-school children, individually and in groups, and as a starting point for physical-led expression.
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  • Robot

    By Paul Mason
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    Paul Mason
    Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a robot. You'd definitely want it to be the best robot in the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape.
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  • Roller Coaster

    By Paul Mason
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    Paul Mason
    Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a roller coaster. You'd definitely want it to be the best roller coaster in the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape.
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  • Red

    By Gabrielle Woolfitt
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    Gabrielle Woolfitt
    This photographic series looks at the colour red around the world, from colour in food, animals, nature, everyday objects, historical objects, in festivals and in habitats.Written by a science teacher, these books contain questions throughout to give children a chance to think about and discuss colours around them.
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  • Rainforest

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    Read all about rainforests, where in the world you can find them, what animals and plants live there and how they are dependent on each other. Learn about food chains, deforestation and what we can do to protect this important habitat.Simple quiz questions at the back help readers to remember what they've just read.Perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments!Broad-ranging appeal for nursery age through to Key Stage 2.
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  • Richard Hammond

    By Hettie Bingham
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    Hettie Bingham
    Did you know that car-mad Richard Hammond worked in radio before that all-important audition for Top Gear? And there is more to him than just cars... he has presented science shows, a challenge game show and nature documentaries.Find out all about the man nicknamed The Hamster by his co-presenters: what inspires him, who his celebrity mates are, just how many cars he owns, what his favourite food is, and much more. A fantastic resource for biography based project work!
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  • Rockets and Space Travel

    By Jon Richards
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    Jon Richards
    Have you ever wondered what made human beings think they could go to the Moon? The idea of exploring space started with fiction and science-fiction written by authors like Jules Verne and H G Wells. Little did they know that space travel would become a reality! It'll Never Work: Rockets and Space Travel explores the history of space travel and spaceships, the successes and failures that have led to the very recent Pluto flyby by the New Horizons spacecraft.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.
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  • Rocks, Crystals and Gems

    By Paul Calver, Toby Reynolds
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    Paul Calver, Toby Reynolds
    What are crystals and gems? how are rocks formed? These are the questions that will be explored in this exciting book. Hot rocks, diamonds and crystals are just some of the incredible topics you will learn about in this book. Discover what they are, what we know about them and how we use them.There are eight titles in the series Visual Explorers. High-impact books with incredible information about the world around us. Perfect for KS2 and children aged 7+ with an interest in natural phenomenon and natural history.
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  • Rocks and Soil

    By Peter Riley
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    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: Rocks and Soil looks at Earth and the rocks that make it up, from its fiery core and volcanoes to limestone cliffs and fossils. It also explores how rocks form and reform over time, and how they change the world around us.
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  • Record-Breaking Animals

    By Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
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    Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
    From the deadliest to the loudest and from the largest to the fastest, this book looks at the amazing record-breakers of the animal kingdom. It uses stunning icons, graphics and visualisations to show how these amazing creatures raise the bar in the natural world.See which birds have the largest wings and how they use them!Discover which animals make the loudest sounds and why!See how big bugs can grow!Read about which animals would win in a sprint race!
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  • Rainforests

    By Louise Spilsbury
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    Louise Spilsbury
    What is it like to live and work deep within Earth's rainforests? How many mysteries do these ancient forests hold and what are scientists hoping to discover by researching them? Explore how research conducted in rainforests can help with conservation, increase our understanding of climate change, and expand our knowledge of medicines, biodiversity and habitats. It can reveal untapped resources, and unknown eco-systems. Discover life and science on the edge in this fascinating exploration of one of Earth's most extreme environments.The Research on the Edge series examines how scientists live and work in some of Earth's most extreme habitats. It looks at how they carry out their research and how the discoveries they make are changing our lives. The series also explores the many adventures, challenges and dangers of daily life for scientists researching 'on the edge'.An exciting read for children aged 9+, for geography and science projects, or simply as a great leisure read.
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  • The Rise of Industry: 1700–1800

    By Charlie Samuels
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    Charlie Samuels
    A must for Key Stage 3 students aged 11 and up, this engaging book uses timelines to describe scientific and technological advances from 1700 to 1800. The Rise of Industry looks at scientific discoveries in the eighteenth century, covering the work of James Watt, Benjamin Franklin, Jethro Tull, Antoine Lavoiser and others. The steam engine, farm machinery, navigation at sea and early railways are included.Each volume in the five-book series examines the story of scientific discovery in a series of timelines and each chapter examines either a particular aspect of science, or the life and work of an important scientist of the time. Parallels with other fields, such as astronomy and mathematics are highlighted so that readers can gain a rounded understanding of how scientists build on what has gone before and how science flourished in different parts of the world, or in different disciplines at the same time.
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  • Rosalind Franklin

    By Cath Senker
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    Cath Senker
    This book describes the life and character of Rosalind Franklin, from her childhood in London to her years as a pioneering woman scientist. It includes the story of her work in contributing to the discovery of the structure of DNA, as well as describing her work in other fields such as virus research and insights into the structure of coal. The science behind her investigations is explained through interesting diagrams, and quotes from Franklin and her contemporaries give an insight into this famous scientist's mind.
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  • Reptiles

    By Sarah Wilkes
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    Sarah Wilkes
    The Classifying Animals series welcomes readers to the world of classification, in which about 2 million different organisms have been identified and sorted into groups. This appealing and attractive book looks at the class of reptiles, and the orders, families and species within it. Find out about the characteristics that distinguish the reptiles in different groups and compare the differences in their life cycles. Discover the various ways in which reptiles have adapted to life in different climates and habitats on land and in water.
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