Self-Destructing Science: Space by Isabel Thomas

Self-Destructing Science: Space

Written by Isabel Thomas
Illustrated by Nikalas Catlow


Self-Destructing Science: Space by Isabel Thomas

Shortlisted for the ASE Book of the Year Award 2017. Warning: this book will self-destruct! Packed full of fun and exciting projects which use its pages in different ways, this book will have you tearing, folding, cutting, experimenting and scribbling as you find out all about the wonders of space. As each page is destroyed, you'll make everything from a Martian bug to a pocket rocket, using nothing more than the pages of the book and a few simple household items. The easy-to-follow instructions and amazing illustrations mean that science has never been so fun!


You can keep a moon diary, make a pinhole viewer and a sundial, dress an astronaut, guide a Mars rover, make a Martian bug, answer a quiz and take part in the Lunarlympics. And that's only half the book! A terrific learning resource, or just great fun, this is a really engaging activity book. -- minervareads * minervareads * An ideal gift! This is a great book, full of facts and relevant activities and experimenting. -- Alaric Thompson * Science in Education *

About the Author

Isabel Thomas

ISABEL THOMAS is a science writer who has been shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize. She writes exciting non-fiction and fiction for children. When she's not writing, you'll find her experimenting, inventing, drawing, exploring and wearing out her library card. Her books include What You Need To Know Now, shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards. Isabel read Human Sciences at Oxford University, before working in journalism and children's publishing. She lives in Cambridge, where she's zookeeper to three young sons and a primary school governor.

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64 pages


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Bloomsbury Activity Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

19th May 2016



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