British Science Week runs from 11-20 March. The theme this year covers all types of ‘space’: Open, Outer, Digital, Built and Personal.
From breakfast to dinner, dusk to dawn, children will love spending the day with this curious penguin chick. In this volume of Ella Bailey’s picture book exploration of the daily lives of baby animals, we head to the ice shelf to meet a young penguin chick. What does she and her family eat? How many brothers and sisters does she have? And what do they do for fun?
Every child needs a special space of their own where they can let their imagination run wild. When you become a den builder, the most ordinary of spaces can become a magical, secret world. With just a few household objects and these imaginative ideas, you can make hundreds of wonderful dens. Discover the magic in everyday objects and get den building!
Whether its bug hunting in a city courtyard, counting stars, planting a neat little window box or building a cool woodland hideout, this brilliantly innovative activity book will open children’s eyes to an awesome outdoor playground.
Packed with all kinds of exciting outdoor activities for children and the whole family, to encourage awareness of the natural world, to develop self-sufficiency skills, and to show how much fun it is to explore nature.
Each page of this reference book details a different element of space and astronomy, from the realities of living on the International Space Station to our solar system and what we know about distant space.
Watch as astronauts blast off into space with this book, by simply holding the book up to the light, or shining a torch behind each page. Discover how astronauts work, eat and exercise on a space station.
This series explores our solar system, stars, planets, spacecraft and astronomers in a thrilling way that will inspire scientific young minds. Just how many planets are there? What exactly is a dwarf planet? What is the difference between a moon and an asteroid? Find out the answer to these questions and more in this book.
Find out about astronauts, their training, how they travel into space, and what they do when they’re up there. Includes a foreword by British astronaut Tim Peake.
This big book features a wide range of spaceships, shuttles, rockets, satellites and the International Space Station. It includes four huge, fold-out pages which allow children to marvel at the scale of outer space and see in detail the complexity of these marvels of science and engineering.
Do you want to make cool games, impressive animations, and become an all-round Scratch super star? You’ve come to the right place! Packed with full-colour photos and easy-to-follow instructions, this book makes it easy to get started.
Build and test a range of real working models in this series aimed at inventors and engineers of the future! Clear step-by-step ‘builds’ progress in complexity through the book, from a simple rubber band machine to a wheeled robot rover. Each one is supported by technical data, key engineering facts and science exploration including fair testing and how to iron out glitches.
There aren’t many picture books about robots, but here is a good one, in which “Tin and his dog Zinc set off in hot pursuit of little sister Nickel as she floats towards the big city. Can they rescue Nickel before she goes too far?”
This volume looks at the basics of computer safety. It emphasises that once a computer is online, the user is open to dangers of various kinds, so there is a need to keep information private and use secure passwords. It defines digital footprints and online identity, and explains how to tell if a website is safe to visit. It also explains about computer etiquette and cyber bullying.
Frank Einstein (kid-genius scientist and inventor) and his best friend, Watson, along with Klink (a self-assembled artificial-intelligence entity) and Klank (a mostly self-assembled artificial-almost-intelligence entity), once again find themselves in competition with T. Edison, their classmate and arch-rival – this time in the quest to unlock the power behind the science of energy.
Enter the world of programming in this illustrated guide and you could be soon be building your own computer games and learning code whilst you do so.
This handy, step-by-step guide shows you how to write computer games, build websites, make art and music, create electronic projects, and much more!
Make sure your little chicks stay safe online by reading them this salutary tale.
Look at the world’s most exciting buildings, including pyramids, castles, bridges, the Taj Mahal, houses and many more.
What was it like to work on a castle construction site. Find out why carpenters were highly paid, how a medieval crane worked and why a castle’s moat was so important.
Discover and explore some of the world’s most famous buildings. Looking at famous buildings from across the ages, each illustration opens up to reveal the building’s interior as well as fascinating facts. Buildings include the Empire State Building, Versailles Palace and the Blue Mosque.
Step inside an ancient Egyptian building site where one of mankind’s most spectacular creations is slowly taking shape. Discover how the Egyptians constructed these vast buildings with such incredible precision, without using wheels, machines or iron tools.
Be an eyewitness to the ancient Egyptian pyramids from the ancient burial chambers to how workers lifted stones weighing up to 15 tonnes without complicated machinery.
Full of seriously squishy facts, cartoons, and quizzes, this guide tells the young scientist everything they need to know about their body. This book looks gross.
Published in the Truth or fiction series, this book is packed with fascinating facts. Did you know the acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve metal?
Published by the Science Museum, this well illustrated book answers such questions as “Am I really unique? Is my brain just a wet computer? Grounded in genetics, identity and brain science, it’s all about You and what makes you who you are.”
This brilliant picture book is all about personal space, and having to share it. Once upon a slime, there was a Slodge – the first Slodge in the universe. She saw the first moon and stars, the first fruits and flowers. “Mine, all mine!”, she said. But what if there was not just one Slodge – but two?