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Designer/maker of hand knitted, hand crafted, handmade items, avid collector and reluctant seller of vintage china, mum, home-educator and book lover. Blogging about our crafts and makes, our home education journey, and reviews of books we use.
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Thursday, 12 April 2012

Book Review Usborne Mysteries and Marvels of Science

"Amazing photographs and illustrations reveal a world full of wonders - proving that science is truly more astounding than science fiction."

I have to admit that when I first started reading this book, I didn't like it.  There simply wasn't enough detail or in-depth explanation for my liking, but then I remembered to take off my science hat and to try and think about the book from an 11 year old's perspective.  Once I'd done that, the more I read of the book, the more I warmed to it.

Aimed at children aged 11+, Usborne's "Mysteries and Marvels of Science" contains "bite sized" scientific facts that are just enough to whet a child's appetite and curiosity without overloading them with information.  Some of the science fiction that's become science fact is so way out it had me shaking my head in wonder!

When you couple this book with the internet links which often lead to some cool experiments requiring no specialist equipment and items which most parents will have readily available, actually makes this a very useful book that positively encourages questions and further investigation.

Mysteries and Marvels of Science (Usborne Internet-linked Reference)

I can certainly see us using this book at some point as a springboard to more thorough investigation and study of science.


Altax said...

Thanks for sharing the review. Looks great!!!

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