Usborne science books include flap books and sticker books that explain key concepts in a fun and interactive way, and encyclopedias and illustrated dictionaries that support homework at every level.
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Everything in the Universe is made up of just 118 chemical elements, all of which are listed in the Periodic Table. Lift the flaps in this informative book and discover which elements are crucial to life, which are smelly, explosive or radioactive and lots more. An essential introduction to the building blocks of chemistry, with over 125 flaps.
Author Alice James explains how she turned every element into a character in Lift-the-Flap Periodic Table.
Have you ever wondered how cars roar along roads, or planes soar into the sky? Discover how all sorts of amazing things work, from fire engines and submarines to dishwashers and vacuum cleaners, in this exciting introduction to engineering for young children, with over 70 flaps to lift. Includes links to carefully selected websites to find out more.
Usborne Publishing is an official partner of the 2018 Year of Engineering, a UK Government initiative to get more young people interested in engineering.
These books are packed with fascinating facts – from how to grow a burger in a lab to why astronauts learn wilderness survival skills – displayed in bright infographic-style illustrations and supported by internet links to find out more.
I was surprised to learn so much from this book.. it doesn’t shy away from discussing some of the big questions that we don’t know the answers to just yet Royal Society Young People's Book Prize judges on 100 Things to Know About Space
100 Things to Know About Space author Alex Frith reveals some of the amazing things he learnt while writing the book – including how Pluto was originally believed to be the 18th planet!
From astronaut training for a mission, to how to escape a black hole, these space and astronomy books are perfect for children fascinated by space exploration. Take a look at the Exploring Space Collection of three books for the special price of £21.50.
Download The Usborne Mini Astronaut's Handbook on ebook for free – a funny and fascinating sampler for The Usborne Official Astronaut's Handbook.
A beginner’s guide to coding using Python, one of the most popular computer languages. Step-by-step instructions show how to get started and write a simple program. New commands are introduced with examples and colourful pictures so by the end of the book, readers can code games, drawings and more. Includes extra help and downloads online.
These free downloadable activity sheets are both taken from 50 Science things to make and do.
Watch DNA emerge in front of your eyes – using just an onion and simple kitchen products.
The Usborne Science Encyclopedia covers topics from gravity, flight and floating to genes and DNA. QR links for each topic take you instantly to video clips and other multimedia content.
A comprehensive science reference book covering key topics from gravity, flight and floating to genes and DNA, with clearly written explanations and superb photographs and illustrations. QR codes for each topic provide instant access via a mobile phone or tablet to over 180 video clips of experiments, animals in their habitats and animated lessons that enhance the information in the book. Includes links to an additional 1000 recommended websites for further study and homework help via the Usborne Quicklinks website. With a glossary of 1,500 scientific terms, as well as key dates and biographies of scientists and inventors, and 140 simple experiments for children to try at home. An exciting reference book that will stimulate children’s curiosity and inspire the scientists of the future.
A superb reference book, likely to encourage much happy browsing as well as to provide solid information to support school work. Lovereading4kids.co.uk review of the Usborne Science Encyclopedia