|Subject:||JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / General (see also headings under Animals|
|JUVENILE NONFICTION / Study Aids / General|
|JUVENILE NONFICTION / Technology / General|
|Size:||10.87in x 8.50in|
|From The Publisher*||With a visual approach to the STEM subjects, this book makes science easy to understand and shows kids how things work.|
From molecules and magnetism to rockets and radio waves, How to Be Good at Science, Technology, and Engineering makes complex scientific concepts simple to grasp. Dynamic, visual explanations break down even the trickiest of topics into small steps. Find out how a hot-air balloon rises, how erosion flattens mountains, how light waves zip through space, and how the human eye sees colors.
Cool illustrations show the application of science in the real world: see how microchips, tractors, and suspension bridges work. "Try it out" boxes suggest ways children can see the science for themselves. Hands-on projects feature fun experiments to try at home or school: polish up old coins in vinegar, make an erupting volcano with baking soda, learn about different types of solutions, and more.
With STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects ever more important in today's technological world, here is the perfect book to inspire and educate kids and prepare them for the future. All core curriculum areas of science are covered, including physics, biology, chemistry, earth science, and space science.
|Biographical Note||Derek Harvey is a biology teacher and science writer. He has led natural history expeditions to Costa Rica, Madagascar, and Australasia and has contributed to many DK books on science and natural history.Peter Morris is an honorary research fellow at the Science Museum in London, UK, a science writer, and an expert on the history of chemistry.John Farndon has written extensively on science for both adults and children and has been shortlisted four times for the Children's Science Book Prize.Steve Setford is an editor and writer who has contributed to dozens of DK reference books about science, natural history, space, technology, and computer coding.Anne Rooney is a children's writer with a PhD in medieval literature from Trinity College, Cambridge. She has written many children's books on science and technology.Penny Johnson spent 10 years working as an engineer for British Aerospace on Jaguar and Tornado fighter aircraft before becoming a science teacher in UK secondary schools and, later, a curriculum consultant and writer specializing in STEM.Dawn Frearson is a US middle-school science teacher and a teacher trainer who helps teachers transition to the inquiry-driven approach to science teaching recommended by the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards)--which promotes STEM education throughout the US.|