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They twinkle in the night sky, but what exactly are stars? Which one's the nearest? Can humans visit a star? Curious little children can lift over 30 flaps to find the answers to these questions and many more in this delightful introduction to stars and the night sky, with simple explanations and gorgeous illustrations on every page.
This astonishingly inventive title allows young children to discover the inner workings of the human body in a gently humorous, yet wholly accurate way. Bright, original colour illustrations and diagrams display all the major organs of the human body and are accompanied by witty, clear and informative factual text. It contains over fifty flaps, which children can lift to reveal extra detail. Entertaining and authoritative, this is human biology for children at its very best - a book both educational and enjoyable.
If you had your birthday party on the moon, what would it be like? Blast off to an extraterrestrial celebration and find out! This cool picture book combines fun and facts to help kids learn all about outer space. Have your birthday party on the moon and everyone will come! After all, who wouldn't want to ride in a rocket and celebrate for a day that lasts as long as a month on Earth? Then, young partygoers could romp in a low-gravity playground; watch candles and balloons behave weirdly in the Moon's atmosphere; and see why the "moon angels" they make in the thick carpet of lunar dust will last for thousands of years. With each discovery, kids learn the science behind the surprise, explained in terms they'll understand. Complete with sidebars and a glossary, this entertaining adventure is perfect for sharing at home and at school.
Are you bursting with loads of genius ideas, but you're not sure what to do with them? This book will let you into the secret of how to turn inspired ideas into proper inventions! Learn the process from light-bulb moment, through to making a prototype, to marketing your clever invention. Along the way, discover real-life inventions, from the spectacularly stupid to those of ground-breaking genius. You're never too young to be an inventor!
This student textbook provides material to teach and prepare students for GCSE Additional Science with complete coverage of the new Edexcel GCSE Additional Science specification for B2, C2 and P2. This book will provide you with complete coverage of the new Edexcel GCSE Additional Science specification: * Plan and teach low-ability and high-achieving students with differentiated student book content and questions * Engage your students and promote understanding with content that is scientifically rigorous and presented in a clear way * Build and apply the skills needed to tackle the Assessment Objectives and Controlled Assessment with Preparing for Assessment pages and a focused Assessment Skills chapter * Establish and build on prior learning with a quick recap of previous knowledge and a direct link to the GCSE content that will follow at the start of each Unit * Encourage students to take responsibility for what they have learnt and monitor their own progress with clear learning objectives and a student-friendly checklist * Help Foundation and Higher students alike improve to a higher grade with exam-style practise questions and worked examples with explanations of how to get full marks * Capture the interest of students with activities exploring science in the media based on Bad Science by Ben Goldacre * This student book links to other components in Collins' Edexcel GCSE Sciences series as well as to other Collins GCSE Science resources
Level: KS3 Subject: Science However you like to learn, Letts will get you through. * Revise every topic with concise summaries * Have a go at hands-on activities * Tons of practice questions * Audio walk-throughs for every topic (download at lettsrevision.co.uk/ks3) This coursebook will help you get GCSE 9-1 ready! It covers everything you need to recap KS3 plus tons of practice, so that you are ready to start your GCSE years.
Follow the Link: A Journey Through Technology explores how some of today's greatest inventions came to be - and takes the reader on a journey through a network of knowledge. It tells the story of how we figured out what electricity is and how we learned to use it to communicate with each other. Over the centuries, we have taken the same power that creates a flash of lightning and used it to make Wi-Fi hotspots, power touchscreens, and send video messages. The inspiration behind new ideas is often surprising, always unpredictable and sometimes rather bizarre - discover how an experiment with frogs' legs made people think animals were kept alive by lightning, and other strange and incredible tales of progress.
A balanced approach to science in each level
Help students prepare for Entry Level Certificate Science with our supportive and affordable write-in workbook. All six components are covered in specification order with clearly written questions to test students' knowledge and understanding. This accessible workbook will enable students to take ownership of and pride in their learning. - Help students prepare for Entry Level Certificate Science at levels 1, 2 and 3 - All six components are covered in specification order for ease of teaching and revision - Clearly written questions to test students' knowledge and understanding - There is a focus on testing key words throughout to boost vocabulary - A short test at the end of each component will help students to prepare for the externally set assignments. - This workbook can also be used for support and consolidation in co-teaching Combined Science Trilogy students.
Get ready for a deadly dose of excitement with the petrifying Painful Poison. It's bubbling with killer substances that are strictly not for the nervous - and will have all kinds of evil effects on you. Discover how you can turn your brother into a zombie slave and why you are breathing poison right now!
This board book version of Marie Curie - an international bestseller from the Little People, BIG DREAMS series - introduces the youngest dreamers to this Nobel Prize-winning scientist. When Marie was young, she was unable to go to college because she was a woman. But when she was older, her scientific work was respected around the world. Her discoveries of radium and polonium dramatically helped in the fight against cancer, and she went on to win the Nobel Prize for Physics! Babies and toddlers will love to snuggle as you read to them the engaging story of this brilliant woman, and will also enjoy exploring the stylish and quirky illustrations of this sturdy board book on their own. Little People, BIG DREAMS is a bestselling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardback versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children. Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!
This book provides comprehensive coverage of the new Edexcel International GCSE (9-1) specification with progression, international relevance and support at its core. It is designed to supply students with the best preparation possible for the examination: * Integrated exam practice throughout, with differentiated revision exercises, exam practice and learning summary sections. * Provides free access to an ActiveBook, a digital version of the Student Book, which can be accessed online, anytime, anywhere supporting learning beyond the classroom. * Transferable skills, needed for progression into higher education and employment, are signposted allowing students to understand, and engage with, the skills they're gaining. * Pearson progression tools allows quick and easy formative assessment of student progress, linked to guidance on how to personalise learning solutions. * Reviewed by a language specialist to ensure the book is written in a clear and accessible style for students whose first language may not be English. * Glossary of key terminology, along with full answers included on the ActiveBook. * Further teacher support materials, including lesson plans, are provided online.
This book is filled with weird and amazing facts that you've never heard before. Read about the dinosaur that used camouflage, wonder at the penguins that `propose' to each other with rocks and tell your friends that the dodo was actually quite smart! Scientists found that cockatoos in Australia make their own drumsticks and their own music. Each bird plays it's own different rhythm at its own different speed to attract a mate. Scientists in Tokyo have trained pigeons to distinguish between art style. They can tell the difference between works by Picasso and Monet. There are facts about sharks that listen to Death Metal, the amazing amount a hummingbird needs to eat, and strange creatures such as the `ghost' octopus. James Olstein beautifully illustrates these odd facts in a retro-inspired, quirky style. His designs aren't meant to be taken literally, but you'll laugh-out-load when you see a spider relaxing on a pool float and dinosaurs playing with a ball! Prepare to laugh, marvel and learn. Being a geek has never been so cool.
Everything you need to know about what we're doing to our environment, good and bad, from pollution and litter to renewable energy and plastic recycling.
This environmental book will teach keen young ecologists about our actions affect planet Earth. Discover shocking facts about the waste we produce and where it goes. Did you know that every single plastic toothbrush ever made still exists? Or that there's a floating mass of rubbish larger than the USA drifting around the Pacific Ocean?
It's not all bad news though. As well as explaining where we're going wrong, What a Waste shows what we're doing right! Discover plans already in motion to save our seas, how countries are implementing schemes that are having a positive impact, and how your waste can be turned into something useful. Every small change helps our planet!
Horrible Science: Shocking Electricity is packed with sizzling zap-filled facts to electrify every reader. Children can find out about the scientist who gave electric shocks to his eyeballs, that lightning can strike you with heat five times hotter than the sun and much more besides!
This children's book explores the innermost workings of some extraordinary buildings and machines. From helicopters to submarines, skyscrapers to coal mines, open up a fascinating world packed with unique and detailed cutaway drawings.
Whether it's a Spanish galleon or a medieval castle, each cross-section slice or exploded view reveals what's going on inside. See the people swarming inside the Empire State Building, the workers busy backstage at an opera house, and where the crew sleep on a jumbo jet. Included also are two impressive fold-outs showing an ocean liner and a steam train.
There are lots of fun facts to be discovered, and curious details are highlighted and explained. Did you know one of the funnels of the Queen Mary liner was fake, and used for storing deckchairs? And in almost every scene there's the challenge... to find a man sitting on a toilet!
With more than a million copies sold, Stephen Biesty's award-winning illustrated book is as fascinating today as it was when first published, in 1992. Incredible Cross-sections is the ultimate way to see how things work.
C.H.A.M.P.S. stands for: Concentrate your mind; Home in on the facts; Action; Memorize it; Prove you know it; Sit back and think; The fun way for children to learn how to learn; Learning Champs is a complete course designed to enable children to become better and more active learners. Covering numerous important learning abilities, such as listening skills, organization and time management and setting and reaching goals this book will help children to improve the amount that they learn and the speed in which they do it. An excellent way to motivate children to learn both at home and in school. Covers exam and revision skills, so that children can express what they know more effectively. An introduction looks at how the brain takes in and stores information and why learning skills are important to everyone. A reference section recommends websites and books for further study. Contains activity sheets and things to do to help children to perfect their learning skills. Additional material available on a specially-created website - www.learntolearn.org.
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