150 Amazing Science Experiments Fascinating Projects Using Everyday Materials, Demonstrated Step by Step in 1300 Photographs by Chris Oxlade


150 Amazing Science Experiments Fascinating Projects Using Everyday Materials, Demonstrated Step by Step in 1300 Photographs by Chris Oxlade

Fascinating projects using everyday materials, demonstrated step by step in 1300 photographs! Create a working volcano; make a reflecting telescope; make a compass; build a water pump; fly your own hot air balloons and parachutes; run your own ant colony; learn to tell the age of ancient trees, and much, much more. Covers school curriculum science with sections on earth sciences, natural history, technology and transport. Step-by-step photographs and easy-to-follow practical instructions ensure success in all the experiments. Uses materials and equipment that are easily found around the home or are inexpensive to buy, making the projects simple to do at home or in the classroom. Over 150 fun, stimulating and challenging projects that actively encourage the exploration of a wide range of scientific facts and the evaluation of evidence. This is a bumper collection of 150 fantastic experiments and projects that explain a wide range of scientific facts and processes, and demonstrate how machines work. The step-by-step instructions are easy to follow, and are demonstrated in over 1300 lively photographs.The projects are arranged thematically to reflect different areas of science and technology, such as earth sciences, the natural world, physics and technology, and transport. Budding young inventors, botanists, historians and scientists are guaranteed hours of fascination and amusement while gaining a practical understanding about our everyday world and how things work.

About the Author

Chris Oxlade has worked as a writer and editor on more than 70 books, in the fields of science, technology, sports and hobbies. Since gaining a BSc in Civil Engineering in 1983, he has written mainly for children but occasionally for the adult market. His published works include: The Usborne Illustrated Dictionary of Science (Usborne); The Ancient Olympics (Heinemann); Wheels, Wings and Water (Oxlade); DK Picture Atlas (Dorling Kindersley); and The Big Illustrated Book of Transport (Armadillo).

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256 pages


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Publication date

31st December 2012



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