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Robert Winston - Author

About the Author

Professor Robert Winston belongs to that rare breed of scientists who combine academic brilliance with charisma and a flair for communication with the general public.

A household name thanks to popular TV series that include The Human Body, which one three baftas, Superhuman, Walking with Cavemen, and The Human Mind, Lord Winston's personal charisma and zest for adventure have seen him riding rollercoasters and freezing in an igloo to help demonstrate science in action.

His pioneering work in the field of human fertility helped thousands of childless couples have "miracle babies" and earned him an outstanding international reputation.

A winner of the Royal Society's prestigious Michael Faraday Gold Award, he was made a life peer in 1995. He is Consultant in Reproductive Medicine at Hammersmith Hospital and Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College, London.

Featured books by Robert Winston

Utterly Amazing Science

Utterly Amazing Science

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Robert Winston Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2014

This book helps you learn about the awe-inspiring world of science with pop-ups, pull-outs, and fantastic facts with Professor Robert Winston. Utterly Amazing Science is an engaging, eye-catching approach to exploring what makes the world go round. Professor Robert Winston unravels the mysteries of science alongside pop-ups, pull-outs, flaps, sliders and incredible science facts to make learning about science fun and interactive. Use push and pull sliders to feel the force! You can understand the building blocks of matter with a pop-up atom or lift the flaps on the periodic table. You can discover the incredible core topics in the world of science, including forces and motions, light and colour, elements and matter, and magnets and electricity with clear explanations and fun activities to help your child understand the building blocks of science. Perfect for budding scientists with the combination of information and interactivity, Utterly Amazing Science will leave you thoroughly blown away!

Other books by Robert Winston

Robert Winston Science Squad Explains Key science concepts made simple and fun

Robert Winston Science Squad Explains Key science concepts made simple and fun

Author: Robert Winston, Steve Setford, Trent Kirkpatrick Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/05/2020

Have you ever wondered what makes electricity? Or what's inside an atom? Or how high the Moon really is? Or what light is made of and why you need it? The Science Squad provides all the answers in this colourful, fact-packed and informative book, explaining more than 100 key STEAM concepts in a clear way that will appeal to children aged five and above. This is the perfect visual introduction to the key concepts children need to know about all things STEAM. Each topic is explained using illustrated characters that represent science, technology, engineering, art, and maths. The second book in the Science Squad series, Science Squad Explains is an essential read for young STEAM fans.

Ask A Scientist Professor Robert Winston Answers 100 Big Questions from Kids Around the World!

Ask A Scientist Professor Robert Winston Answers 100 Big Questions from Kids Around the World!

Author: Robert Winston Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/06/2019

This fun and friendly science book for kids poses 100 real-life questions from kids to Robert Winston on every aspect of science. Professor Robert Winston was inspired to write this kid's book by the many questions posed by his grandchildren and school children he has met over the years. Perfect for those who always have another why? , Ask a Scientist injects fascinating fun into science for kids. The inside of this book is packed with real questions that real children are asking. These questions have piled in from every corner of the world including the USA, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Europe, India, China, and Japan. DK received a phenomenal number of responses from the survey they sent out, coming back with so many great questions to choose from! The questions were carefully selected to cover the main science topics. From chemistry, physics and the human body, to all about the Earth, space, and the science of nature. They are fun, engaging, and, dare we say include some wonderfully weird questions that many adults wouldn't dream of asking. Ask A Scientist focuses squarely on kids - what they want to know and how best to give them the right answer. We think you'll find a lot of the questions in this educational book will sound familiar and the format really lends itself to engaging young readers with just the right amount of detail. It's also brimming with illustrations that do a fabulous job of informing the content. Science can be a tricky subject for kids and this children's book truly gets a fresh perspective on it through a child's eyes. Full of fun facts about the world of science, it's the perfect book for kids who dream up infinite why's about the world around them. What's wonderful about how it's written, is that it highlights the flexibility of science and how not knowing something strengthens its foundations. By creating a book from questions, it shows children how science always has more to answer. Ask The Questions - Find The Answers! Kids from all around the world have sent us their most pressing, and sometimes outlandish, questions. Professor and TV personality Robert Winston is here to answer them in this fun, friendly and accessible kid's science book. Why is the sky blue? Do Aliens exist? How do fish see at night? Find the answers to these questions and more covering a range of topics like: - Chemistry - Space - The Human Body - Earth - Physics - Natural Science

Science Lab

Science Lab

Author: Robert Winston Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/02/2019

From racing wind up cars to making music with a homemade guitar, Science Lab will excite and inspire curious young minds. Science Lab is packed with 25 exciting STEM activities, perfect for firing up kids' imaginations. Explore and discover beautifully illustrated science activities with an easy to follow guide that will explain how science, technology, engineering and maths shape the world around us. A perfect balance between education and fun, Science Lab teaches young readers through each experiment, describing the science behind it and providing engaging STEM facts. The richly illustrated activities promote further thinking by suggested Test and Tweak notes. Encourage young readers to take their projects to the next level, while furthering their understanding of the science behind it. Each activity has its own 'How It Works section covering STEM principles to help young minds understand answers to their science curiosity, exercising cognitive thinking and problem-solving skills. Learn The Science Behind 25 Amazing Projects Science activities for kids that can be done at home. Leap into the exciting world of STEM where Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths combine in 25 fun and easy-to-do projects. Science Lab teaches young readers how to make impressive insulating gloves, stunning spaghetti towers, amazing automations, and explores many more educational activities. STEM subjects are a crucial part of a child's education. Science Lab helps kids to practice STEM principles in a fun and engaging manner, while exercising motor skills and cognitive thinking. The four subject areas this book is based on are interrelated, and by combining them new insights, ideas and solutions to problems emerge. Science Lab will teach you the principles of engineering and the science behind it. This STEM filled activity book is organised into four sections: -Forces and Motion -Liquids and Reactions -Shapes and Structures -Light and Sound Science Lab combines fun and learning with hand-on activities that engages STEM principles. Authored by Robert Winston, a British Professor who has written more than 30 books on science and technology.

Science Squad

Science Squad

Author: Robert Winston Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/05/2018

The zany characters of the Science Squad will guide kids through this engaging, fact packed kid's book from Robert Winston all about the key subjects - science, technology, engineering, art, and maths. An excellent introduction to understanding these concepts, Science Squad is a colourful, well-presented education book for children that will get your little ones crazy for STEAM subjects! This brightly illustrated science book for kids breaks down STEAM subjects and complicated ideas into fun and easily understandable pieces. Join Robert Winston and the Science Squad to unravel the mysteries of the exciting world of science - find out how robots work, what a food chain is, where lightning comes from and much more! The Science Squad characters (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Maths) guide the reader through the book and are always on hand with tips, fun facts, and simple explanations. The ingeniousness of Science Squad is the characters - keeping little ones engaged and engrossed throughout. Learn about the human body, space, physics, geography, math, engineering, and chemistry. This book is a fantastic first children's book for kids starting to learn STEAM subjects in school, or who are developing an insatiable interest in the world around them. Meet The Science Squad! The Science Squad is made up of five cool characters (subjects) that work together to show you how the world works. Science is all about asking questions and discovering the answers to explain how things work. Technology uses science to create new machines and effective ways of doing things. Engineering is all about finding and designing solutions to problems - using science, technology and maths. Art is all about using your imagination and style to create brilliant new things. Maths is about numbers, patterns and problem-solving. They are the perfect team to teach you all about STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths! Find out what science is, why it is so important, and how it relates to the world around you. Discover how machines work, what a food web is, why boats float, where lightning comes from and much, much more! From Amphibians to Darwin to the Internet, this book is full of interesting STEAM facts covering: - The Universe - Plants - Robots - The Human Body - Measuring - Climate Change - And so much more! If you are looking to add more Robert Winston books to your collection, give Ask A Scientist a try for the why askers in your life.

Outdoor Maker Lab

Outdoor Maker Lab

Author: Robert Winston Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2018

Learn how to think like a scientist and discover the skills it takes to bring scientific theories and practical experiments together at home. Outdoor Maker Lab takes kids on a journey to better understand the world of science that will keep the whole family curiously experimenting for hours. Everything around your household is an apparatus. The Outdoor Maker Lab book teaches your aspiring scientist how to use common household items to conduct dozens of mind-blowing science experiments. The book displays rich visual illustrations, easy to follow step-by-step instructions and rigorous attention to detail. It also contains activities that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Each science activity has a clear how it works explanation, revealing the fascinating science behind the experiments, along with real-world examples. The best way to learn is to have fun. This easy to read and understand book about science contains facts and experiments suitable for young aspiring scientists. Learn The Science Behind Every Experiment Play pretend your favourite scientist or become one at home. Outdoor Maker Lab takes you on a step-by-step guide on how to do sensational science experiments like creating enormous bubbles, explore freeze-thaw action and constructing a compass using everyday materials in the great outdoors. This book will inspire you to start conducting your own experiments and exploring the principles of science. This interactive science book supports STEM education initiatives, a must have for every young scientist curious about their surroundings. Written by Author Robert Winston, a world-renowned scientist who has combined ground-breaking academic work with an ability to communicate ideas in a method of general understanding. Outdoor Maker Lab explores the science of: -Earth and Sky -Water Power -Nature Watch -World of Weather -Space -And more Outdoor Maker Lab features 25 science projects and experiments to be done outside using common household items, sparking kids' creativity and helping them develop science skills through hands-on learning.

My Amazing Body Machine A Colourful Visual Guide to How your Body Works

My Amazing Body Machine A Colourful Visual Guide to How your Body Works

Author: Robert Winston Illustrator: Owen Gildersleeve Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2017

A book that takes a young reader on an exciting and unique journey through all the working parts of a human body. My Amazing Body Machine dives deep inside our human bodies and into our intricately wired brain, teaching young readers about the human anatomy. With clear text, close-up photography and fascinating bite-size facts about the human body, learning biology has never been this fun. Have you ever been asked a question by your little one about their body you weren't able to respond to? This book has the answers. The human body is a fascinating machine that works in an immediate and ingenious way. My Amazing Body Machine teaches the reader about the science and biology of the body in step-by-step through easy to understand text, colourful illustrations and easy to follow dialogue boxes. Young children are always fascinated with their bodies and how they work. This engaging and appropriate book is the perfect introduction for kids to their amazing body. My Amazing Body Machine supports STEM education initiatives and makes it simple and enjoyable to understand. These STEM initiatives will engage your child and touch on subjects included in all school curriculums and the real world. An Incredible Journey Through The Most Amazing Machine You'll Ever Own - Your Body! Beautiful paper-craft illustrations reveal how the human body is made and what it does as never before. Learn about your powerful pumping heart to your amazing brain and your strong, sturdy skeleton to your teen-tiny cells. Packed with fantastic facts and easy-to-understand explanations. My Amazing Body Machine focuses on educating while engaging your young reader with interesting facts, up-close imagery and easy to understand text This interesting biology book for kids will further your understanding of: -Your body as a working machine -Your bodies framework and bone structure -Learn about the heart and blood -Look at your lungs and breathing -Learn about your body's natural defenses -How our bodies process food -And more! My Amazing Body Machine by Robert Winston is a fabulous colourful book and makes understanding the most complex machine on Earth both simple and enjoyable. Suitable and appropriate for children and young curious minds.

Home Lab Exciting Experiments for Budding Scientists

Home Lab Exciting Experiments for Budding Scientists

Author: Robert Winston Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2016

Children getting bored at home? These twenty-five outdoor science projects and experiments will spark kids' creativity and help them develop science skills through hands-on learning. Projects focus on Earth and the environment, plants and animals, weather, water, and physics, bringing science learning home and into the backyard. Young scientists can build a wormery and learn about compost, crack rocks with water and learn about freezing and thawing, build and launch a water rocket to see Newton's laws in action, and more. Supporting STEAM education initiatives and the Maker Movement, Maker Lab: Outdoors includes 25 interactive projects to inspire kids' creativity and their scientific side, and, as the founder of Maker Faire Dale Dougherty says, to realize with their hands what they can imagine in their minds. With stunning photography, succinct step-by-step instructions, and detailed explanations, this science book takes kids on a journey of discovery. A must-have for every young scientist curious about their surroundings, and for makers, crafters, and those who enjoy exploring the outdoors.

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