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Sunday 29 July 2018

Review: How To Be Good At Science, Technology and Engineering

As part of a child's education, STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects are recognised for their importance in preparing children for the increasingly technological world that we live in.

The new Dorling Kindersley (DK) book, How To Be Good At Science, Technology and Engineering, explores three of the STEM  subjects. Each science, technology and engineering (STE) concept is presented using the correct terminology with age appropriate language.

This DK book is jammed packed with interesting facts from: the human eye to telescopes, magnets to space, volcanic eruptions and rocket power.

The book includes two types of fact boxes. One fact box highlights, real world technology, like: how off-road vehicles use gravity and why farmers hire bee hives. The other type of  fact box, is the experiment or activity box that illustrates the subject on the page. These 'try it out' boxes include fun activities like: 'Model intestines. You can make a model of the intestines using an old pair or tights, orange juice, crackers, a banana, and scissors.' or
'Make it rain indoors! This simple experiment shows how evaporation and condensation are at the heart of the water cycle.'

How To Be Good At Science, Technology and Engineering's information is supported with illustrations, colour coded numbers, labels, graphs, and diagrams. This book will be a great edition to a home or school library. It is the type of book that is easy to dip in and out of for homework or to expand on the knowledge of the inquisitive child.

Other DK Books for curious children include: The Bacteria Book, 100 Scientists Who Made History and 13 1/2 Incredible Things You Need To Know About Everything.

Title: How To Be Good At Science, Technology and Engineering
Publisher: DK Books, $35.00
Publication Date: 28 May 2018
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780241227862
For ages: 9 - 12
Type: Junior Non-Fiction