National Science Week is here and we want to kick it off with a few of our top picks for science related books. There is a little something for everyone, so sit back, relax and read on to broaden your horizons…
Cube Books – The Human Body
Our first offering is a little bit of science all in itself without even considering the content. A cube book is rather unique, imagine a Rubix Cube, somewhat simplified and with lots of information on every surface. As you idly move the cube about in your hands, the different sides marry up with each other to provide more information.
The Human Body Cube is crammed with facts all about the major systems in the body, looking at the heart, lungs, digestive system, as well as the body’s infrastructure – skeleton, blood vessels, brain, muscles and so on.
The Cube Book is great fun and therefore falls somewhere in between a toy and a book, matching the sides and finding out what facts and figures were hidden before hand. They are suitable for ages 8 to 108 years old from the fabulous and ingenious people over at ZooBooKoo for just £7.50. Whether you know someone interested in the Human Body, studying biology and looking for a unique way to revise or to get kids more interested in science, Cube Books are a great choice!
The Knowledge. The Periodic Table by Paul Strathern.
Everyone is introduced to the periodic table when they are at school, it is something very familiar to us, whilst at the same time it can be confusing. The periodic table is important though, in fact it is possible that most people do not even understand just how significant its creation in 1869, it advanced our understanding of the universe and completely revolutionised science, particularly the field of chemistry.
Peter Strathern has written this fantastic pocket guide to all things related to the periodic table. He starts with how the table was first formulated, explaining what is is and the reasons for it being laid out the way it is. Peter even goes into detail discussing just how the table itself has predicted the existence of other elements in our universe. Incredibly detailed, but extremely accessible, The Periodic Table looks at the meaning behind the elements atomic number, atomic mass and so one. It explains terms that we will have heard before such as half-life and fusion.
Fun, engaging and interesting, The Periodic Table by Peter Strathern is a welcome addition to students of science everywhere.
Cool Science Tricks by Daniel Tatarsky
Illusions and tricks capture the imaginations of kids (and adults), many of them are actually scientifically based projects and Cool Science Tricks by Daniel Tatarsky features 50 incredibly fun and interesting tricks that
your child you can do at home.
Each of the 50 tricks that are contained within the pages of Cool Science Tricks will leave you and your audience, (should you chose to have one), astounded and amazed at what you can do. The funny thing is, you don’t need a science lab full of specialist equipment, although the lab coat and goggles are optional, because science is all around us, every day!
Some of our favourite picks from the book are The Liquid Stack, The Disappearing Coin, The Bathtub Speedboat and The Unbreakable Egg. The other 46 tricks are just as fun though and will have you feeling like a mad scientist in no time at all.
Available from Pavillion Books for £9.99
The What On Earth? Wallbook Timeline of Science & Engineering
The world of science and technology is hugely exciting and of course it is an every changing field, but for there to be progress there must be history and The What on Earth? Wallbook Timeline of Science and Engineering takes a fun, detailed and all together captivating look at just that, the history.
Divided into two sections, The What on Earth? Wallbook features a pull out timeline that can be stuck to the wall. This is a truly incredible thing to look upon, it detailed the story of human invention and ingenuity from as far back as the Stone Age, all the way up to this very day. That is a lot of information, accompanied by bright, colourful illustrations, so naturally the timeline is not just very long, but it also is crammed full of the greatest discoveries in science that human history is privy to. One of the most entertaining aspects of the What on Earth? timeline, is that you need to use the magnifying glass that can be found on the inside front cover, to explore and learn.
The second part of the book is great to get the attention of children, The Wallbook Chronicle. This is a fantastic newspaper that will walk your child through the masin points of scientific discovery in fun, interesting articles, quizes, reader letters and even classifieds!
Innovative, clever and full of the most interesting facts the field of science has to offer. The What on Earth? Wallbook Timeline of Science and Engineering is available from What On Earth Books for £12.99 (RRP)