Mad Machines and Dotty Devices by Susan Martineau

Mad Machines and Dotty Devices

Written by Susan Martineau
Illustrated by Martin Ursell
Part of the Creative Activities Series


Mad Machines and Dotty Devices by Susan Martineau

Mess up your hair and work on your crazy laugh, it's time to bringout your inner mad scientistFrom using a balloon to create a rocket, to powering bottles through the water with paddles, these tried and tested ideas will soon have you on your way to techno-wizardry. You'll also learn to spy on neighbors with a secret Spyscope, or look at your friends upside down with a pin-hole camera. All the projects use everyday materials, a brief fact file explains the science and technology, and there is extra information on nutty inventors and amazing machines.

About the Author

Susan Martineau has a degree in French and started her career as a book editor with the BBC. She has written many children’s non-fiction books and is married with two children.

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24 pages


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b small publishing limited

Publication date

1st September 2003



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b small publishing limited is an imprint of B Small

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