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Saturday 8 September 2018

Review: Do You Know About? Science

This is a visually appealing, well laid out reference book for primary students. It is presented as a series of questions and answers about scientific elements of our world, supported by bright and interesting visual representations.

This book covers all the key areas of science, including the living world, the human body, the material world, energy, forces and movement, and our planet.

The living world section covers questions around what living things need to survive, different types of animals, how plants grow and how big bacteria is. It also poses some more unusual and interesting questions, such as ‘What makes things sticky?’, ‘Why don’t Polar Bears Freeze?’ and ‘How do Butterflies Grow?’.

In the human body section, kids can learn how big their skin is, where their food goes and how cuts heal. There are simple to follow diagrams, showing the bones and organs of the body and how they are connected and how they work together.

Kids can even learn how sound and heat move, how electricity works and what makes things speed up and slow down. Have you ever wondered how deep a hole can get, or where wind comes from? How about what space is made of, or for that matter, what everything is made of? Well this book will have the answers for you!

The book contains a lot of information but each page is well spaced with small chunks of text and plenty of interesting visuals, so it is easy to follow and doesn’t seem overwhelming.

Do You Know About? Science covers such a wide and interesting range of questions and is great for those curious kids that are constantly asking Why? It is ideally suited to lower primary students but upper primary students will also find plenty of interesting facts.

Title: Do You Know About? Science
Author: Emily Dodd
Publisher: DK, $24.99
Publication Date: 19 March 2018
Format: Hard Cover
ISBN: 9780241318690
For ages: 6+
Type: Non-Fiction