From lightning bolts to robotics, this book lifts the lid on science, giving you the chance to experiment with the theories for yourself. Whether you want to lean about the myriad colours that make up the Aurora Borealis or discover that makes you float in the Dead Sea, this book explains key theories in clear and accessible language with breathtaking images. You can explore and test scientific principles in the dramatic experiments in each section - from creating your own polymer slime to investigating rocket power. Authoritative and down-to-earth coverage of the major chemistry and physics topics means that you can find out why science matters and how it is changing our world. From the material world to magnetism and electricity, you'll find the latest examples of science in action, and you'll be able to learn by doing, with lots of exciting, practical experiments. With a fascinating collection of facts and figures, and a full glossary and index, "The Way Science Works" is the ideal companion to the science curriculum.
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Do you know that right now 16.5 tons of air are pressing on your body? Or that with a simple experiment you can "see" a hole in the middle of your hand? Have you ever tried turning a bucket of water upside down without the water falling out? With DK's remarkable introduction to science, young readers can learn many of the most important principles of chemistry and physics--and have a whole lot of fun while they're at it. This big, handsome volume contains more than 60 hands-on projects testing key scientific theories in magnetism, gravity, liquid density, sound vibrations, the laws of reflection, and much more. In addition, the book features information about famous scientists, new technological advances, and basic theories behind everyday objects and activities. Gorgeous photos and clear, step-by-step instructions make this a learning experience budding young scientists won't mind a bit. Don't be fooled, though. Every page is packed with accurate, up-to-date information, and readers are encouraged to take their scientific exploration beyond the limits of this well-organized book. (Ages 10 and older) --Emilie CoulterAbout the Author:
Robin Kerrod is an author of children's science books, and was in 1988 the first recipient of the prestigious "COPUS Junior Science Book Prize". Dr Sharon Ann Holgate is a science writer and broadcaster who has written for many publications including New Scientist and Focus, and has broadcast for the BBC World Service.
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Descripción Dorling Kindersley Publishers, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110751339814
Descripción Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0751339814