Tired But Crafty Mummy Book Club
100 Things To Know About Science
For as long as I can remember, Rory has been interested in all things scientific with his dream being to be a robotic engineer and ultimately used those skills to travel into Space. Just before his younger brother Rowan’s second birthday, Mini Professor classes opened up near us. We enrolled Rowan and took him along to see if he would also have the same love of Science. It wasn’t long before Rowan was having as much fun as Rory when it came to science. One advantage of being in Lockdown is that Rory has also been able to join in with the Mini Professor classes, which continue to fuel his love of science. Not surprisingly, Rory was absolutely delighted when The Very Hungry Book Worm kindly sent us 100 Things To Know About Science to review.
It is a very child friendly non fiction book which covers all the things that children really love about Science. What I like most about it is that each of the one hundred sections is quite short, a page or less, so you don’t feel overwhelmed by information with no chance of remembering the facts. The information is concise and after reading each section you come away having learned something new, and that applies to adults too. My favourite fact is that Marie Curie’s research books and papers are still too radioactive to touch! I also like that many of the section tie in with what children will be learning at school. This term, Rory has learned about volcanoes and so he was delighted to find more information about these. There is a really good mix of topics which also include information about some famous scientists. Another advantage of the short sections is that is makes it very easy to dip in and out of. It would be great if you need some entertainment in a waiting room or a short car journey where you don’t want your child to get engrossed in a story where they need to find a suitable place to stop before they put their book down. That said, we were keen to keep reading and find out more and more! The information is accompanied by fantastic illustrations which are vibrant and colourful making the pages a pleasure to look at as well as read. If you have a child with a love of learning and a thirst for knowledge, or loves science then this book will be right up their street.
My dream is to be an astronaut and one of the many things you need to go to space is lots of knowledge about Science. When I picked up this book, one of the first things I noticed was the pictures because they are bright and colourful. The pictures on the cover are eye catching and will make you want to read the book immediately. This book has one hundred interesting science topics. These little sections are good because there is something for everyone such as volcanoes, space, animals and much, much more. The topics are quick to read so you can read it whenever and wherever you want. You can sit and read it for ages or read it if you have a spare few seconds. I learned many things like scientists have created a material that absorbs light and is made up of little tubes which are 10 000 times thinner than a strand of hair. If you love science and learning about our amazing planet, this is a must read. I recommend it and would give it 10/10.
100 Things To Know About Science is available from
The Very Hungry Book Worm’s Online Shop.
We were kindly gifted this book for review purposes, but all opinions expressed are our own.
If you enjoyed this Tired But Crafty Book Club post, here are a few other books we’ve enjoyed:
– Otto & The Angry Donga
– Miss Kelly and the Blasted Berry Battle
– Too Many Socks
– The Jelly Spacemen: Cruise To Earth
– Why Hares Have Big Ears
– The Little Cat With Stars In His Eyes
– Meet The Jolly Jangles