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An engaging and accessible introduction with information on exactly 100 science topics that will fascinate and inspire children – and adults too. Packed with facts and colourful infographics on both familiar and less familiar topics from the Earth’s magnetic poles to spider venom and black holes. A brilliant and wide-ranging introduction to an important school subject – and essential for general knowledge too. Includes internet links to specially selected websites where readers can discover even more surprising science facts.

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Book information

Key Stage
KS2/3 S
ISBN: 9781409582182
Extent: 128 pages
Dimensions: 240 x 170mm
Federico Mariani and Jorge Martin

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“100 things to know about science”
It is a very interesting and funny book. I love it!
“Truly fantastic”
Our 5-year old (and both his parents) find this book totally enchanting. Full of interesting things, wonderfully presented and explained. A real treat, and way, way better than other "facts about" books we've looked at.
“100 things to know about science”
I am 8. I really like this book. It is fun and I learnt that crocodiles cry when they eat and scientists use narwhals to measure the sea temperature in the Arctic. I like the colours.

Press reviews

“Even those who groan at the word science will find this fascinating.”
“Science is definitely not boring in this engaging exploration of what makes the world around us tick... An accessible and inspiring introduction to one of the most important subjects in the school curriculum.”
“Although aimed at kids we think adults will love it too as it just might stir some long-buried science lessons!”
“A fresh new approach to science, this book will inspire a new generation of scientists.”
“Packing in an absolute TON of different subject, 100 Things to Know about Science is a fabulous reference book split between various different sciences, with lots of brilliant exploration of the history of science as well as contemporary subjects too.”
“Packed full of quirky illustrations and bizarre facts and figures, this is a wonderful book for knowledge-hungry youngsters of seven plus.”


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