Children have a natural curiosity and should be encouraged to explore a wide variety of subjects. But getting their attention to learn about specific subjects can sometimes be a challenge, especially topics like science! Books with small pieces of information about different things are excellent for grabbing their attention and I have been enjoying the Wild About … series from Miles Kelly. After devouring the Wild About Animals and Wild About British History I moved on to Wild About Science, which covers the human body, evolution, great scientists and science.
Wild About Science explores the scientific world in 4 different section and 390 numbered facts. Young readers can find out fascinating facts about how magnets work (kids just love magnets), how the human body functions and great scientists that have shaped the world with their discoveries.
- Bite-sized paragraphs, packed with interesting facts
- Detailed diagrams and cutaways to help understanding
- Projects and quizzes encourage fun learning
Did you know that a diesel engine doesn’t use sparks? Or that Galileo wasn’t officially forgiven by the Catholic Church for saying that the Earth goes around the Sun until 1992? Or that there are about 120,000 hairs on a human head (scalp hairs)? Or that Earth is about 4600 million years old? Well now you and your children can read about these and hundreds of other interesting and fascinating scientific facts in Wild About Science.
Overall, Wild About Science is an excellent book to help children discover the very basics of science. Suitable for 7-11 year olds it is perfect for Key Stage 2, giving snippets of facts on hundreds of different scientific topics. It is perfect for dipping in and out of and has a comprehensive index so that you can easily jump to the information that you want to read about. The facts are all numbered and give basic information, accompanied with some excellent illustrations.
A brilliant factual and educational book, bursting with 160 pages of facts, illustrations and amazing photographs whilst the engaging text is presented in numbered paragraphs. It also features panels throughout that provide fun facts, cartoons, quizzes to test knowledge of what you are reading and activities.
Some of the activities featured throughout the book are excellent as they are very hands on – you can create safe chemical reactions, make your own composite, or even make a stethoscope to hear your own heartbeat and all with items you will need to do the experiments you will probably have in the house already (funnel, balloon, vinegar, washing soda etc.).
All the facts have been written and fact-checked by experts, so you can rest assured that readers are getting the correct and factual information.
Wild About Science is packed with useful information in small paragraphs, making it very easy to read and not overloading young readers (or potential scientists) with too much information.
An excellent book to help children learn a little bit about different science topics and the scientists that made great discoveries.
RRP: £17.99 (Hardback)