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Jul 18 2016

Self-destructing Science: Space by Isabel Thomas

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Ill. by Nikalas Catlow. Bloomsbury, 2016. ISBN 9781408869499
(Ages: 6+) Highly recommended. Activity Book. Self-Destructing Science: Space by Isabel Thomas is more than just the average activity book. It has quality information and an amazing array of science-based activities, covering a variety of disciplines, presented in a highly engaging manner. The book will literally self-destruct as the user is encouraged to cut up, fold, experiment and scribble on the pages in the quest for greater understanding of how space and our world interact.
Bold graphics with small chunks of relevant information and clear step by step instructions make this book user-friendly. Confident scissors skills are a must, but otherwise adult assistance is only suggested for some projects for safety reasons. Projects vary from creating a simple flip book of the Earth's tilted axis showing the seasons of a year, to making a bedroom planetarium, or creating an astrolabe to measure altitude.
Covering almost every area of science, this book will promote STEM principles.
This highly recommended book for the 6 -9 year age group will facilitate a greater understanding of space and the forces at work on our Earth while having lots of fun.
Annette Mesecke

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