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Mar 12 2019

Science lab by Robert Winston

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DK, Penguin Random House, 2019. ISBN: 9780241343494.
(Age: 9+) Highly recommended. Themes: Science, STEM, Technology, Experiments. Robert Winston has collated an immensely practical book that shares fantastic, child-friendly ideas for budding scientists. With detailed plans for everything from levitating balls, suspension bridges and even home-made guitars (plus many more), this book will provide hours of fun for a STEM/STEAM-focused child. There are explanations for the scientific principles at play in all of the activities, as well as the photographic and written procedures for each construction or experiment. Additional ideas to expand the scientific thinking and exploration are also included for some of the tasks. Experiments are organised under the following headings: Forces and Motion, Liquids and Reactions, Shapes and Structures and Light and Sound.
This is a wonderful book for a child who would enjoy putting scientific principles into action. It is visually appealing and well organised so that equipment could be gathered and prepared by the child to make all of the projects. (Some tasks may require adult supervision.) Teachers may also like the ideas in the book for technology and science extension activities.
Carolyn Hull

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