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Mar 26 2018

Guinness World Records: Science and Stuff

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Guinness World Records, 2018, ISBN 9781910561638
(Age: 8+) Highly recommended. Subjects: Science - Records, Earth Science, Robotics, Science Experiments. Guinness World Records: Science and Stuff is a big, bold dive into an amazing array of scientific records, from around the world, under the earth and into the sky. Catchy titles, fun facts and figures, close-up photos all engage the reader in an amazing array of scientific endeavours, amazing animals, robotics and Mad Science. Why go to Mars, what does Usain Bolt eat, what makes burps so loud are all big questions people want answered. The Guinness World Records team take us deep into the ocean to learn about octopus intelligence, into space to explore travel to Mars and hygiene and toileting on the International Space Station. With section of unusual animals, investigating science careers from dino-poop collection to becoming a pyrotechnician, there's something for everyone.
Mad professor Burnaby Q Orbax, and his lab assistant Sweet Pepper Klopek present ten cool experiments to try at home including the familiar Mentos and soda car, creating superslime and making a marshmallow catapult. Science is presented in a crazy, fun, exciting way capturing the interest of a wide reading audience. Of course there are the grossest, weirdest, most unusual and bizarre facts presented in a bright, bold format, layered photographs, double-page spreads packed with colourful text. There are backgrounds that pop and information written with an easy to read style.
Guinness World Records: Science and Stuff is an excellent resource for STEM teachers, a fabulous addition to a classroom or school library and for a scientifically minded reader from eight to eighty.
Rhyllis Bignell

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