Everything You Need to Know About Science

Everything You Need to Know About Science

by Mike Goldsmith
     
 

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Young researchers will dive into the fantastic world of science with this authoritative one-stop reference book. Available for the first time in paperback, Everything You Need to Know About Science By Dr. Mike Goldsmith is packed with all the information kids want to explore. Grouped into five clear sections—Numbers, Energy and Matter, Materials, Living Things

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Young researchers will dive into the fantastic world of science with this authoritative one-stop reference book. Available for the first time in paperback, Everything You Need to Know About Science By Dr. Mike Goldsmith is packed with all the information kids want to explore. Grouped into five clear sections—Numbers, Energy and Matter, Materials, Living Things, and Space—this encyclopedia includes activities, key vocabulary, web links, and tons of fascinating trivia that will keep kids coming back for study and for pleasure. This is a trusty reference for the home or classroom.

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“This broad, accessible encyclopedia will appeal to browsers because of the 500-plus highly realistic computer-generated illustrations, large fonts, and short paragraphs. . . . [S]cience enthusiasts will enjoy browsing this smorgasbord of information.” —School Library Journal

“A fine introduction to science for early elementary students; will pique their interest as they ask "why" and "what" questions.” —Library Media Connection

Children's Literature - RevaBeth Russell
This is the book that grandparents and parents should give to their precocious offspring. It is a book that could be enjoyed at age six and still referenced at 14 years of age. The illustrations are fabulous: rich in color and detail. A child would be totally engaged as parts of this book are read aloud. Then the young child can search using the "Can You Find" sidebar to find the pictures relating to the words discussed on the page. The charts and graph section is so inviting and non-threatening. There are various sidebars such as the "Creative Corner" where the reader is encouraged to do what they just read about. There is the superscience sidebar where the reader can go a little more in depth. The history makes science more personal for children, and there are great questions that I am sure readers may have. These are answered right there. For the older reader there are internet links for each topic. The explanations in this book are not dumbed down but are clearly explained. The word, thermodynamics is not given, but the explanation is easily digestible: "Energy is never created or destroyed, but it can change from one type to another. In the end, all types of energy turn into heat energy." The numbers section would be good for the younger child with the element section being more relevant to the older child, and the authors got another star from me when they mentioned that plants also take in oxygen, something ignored by teachers and students alike. This is a great reference book for libraries and schools but also for the home reader. This is a book that will be used again and again as the child grows. Reviewer: RevaBeth Russell
School Library Journal
Gr 1–5—This broad, accessible encyclopedia will appeal to browsers because of the 500-plus highlyrealistic computer-generated illustrations, large fonts, and short paragraphs. The thematic chapters—"Numbers and shapes," "How the world works," "The world of materials," "Living things," and "Space"—are subdivided into 68 categories of a spread each, covering topics such as computers, robots, floating and flying, chemical reactions, animal kingdoms, and space travelers. Features include amazing facts, "Superscience" boxes with in-depth information, thought-provoking questions, vocabulary boxes, "Can you find?" picture searches, and "Creative corners"—projects and activities that range from writing simple coded messages to making stalactites with warm water, yarn, and sugar. Brief biographies discuss well-known scientists such as Galileo and Marie Curie and the lesser-known Dmitri Mendeleev, who created the periodic table, and Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web. Each spread also recommends a related Web site. Chapters end with a "Now you know!" summary page illustrating and recapping main ideas. Charts of geometric shapes and the planets and lists of important scientific laws and elements appear at the back of the book. While report writers will need to look elsewhere, science enthusiasts will enjoy browsing this smorgasbord of information—Barbara Auerbach, New York City Public Schools

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753469453
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
02/19/2013
Series:
Everything You Need To Know Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
628,647
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

Meet the Author


Dr. Mike Goldsmith is the former head of the United Kingdom's National Physical Laboratory and the author of numerous children's books, including Kingfisher's Explore encyclopedia, Navigators: Stars & Planets, and Kingfisher Knowledge: Solar System.

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