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0711251827
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9780711251823
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Copycat Science: Step into the shoes of the world's greatest scientists!

Copycat Science: Step into the shoes of the world's greatest scientists!

by Mike Barfield

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Overview

Science is entertaining... science is funny... science is downright ridiculous!
Explore the wacky world of STEM in this comic book of exciting experiments
  • Defy gravity with air pressure!
  • Extract DNA from a living thing!
  • Learn the science of SLIME!
  • Create a lightning bolt in the dark!
  • Prove theories about light with Newton's wheel!
...and much more! Discover STEM topics through the lives of over 40 scientists and their amazing discoveries. Read the comic strips then have a go at each STEM experiment yourself. Featuring a diverse range of scientists throughout history this book will inspire you to give science a go! Are you ready?


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780711251823
Publisher: QED Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2020
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 504,616
Product dimensions: 6.95(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.55(d)
Lexile: GN670L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

Mike Barfield is a writer, poet, performer, songwriter, ukulele player, and cartoonist. He has written extensively for TV and radio - with credits as diverse as Spitting Image, The Dennis the Menace and Gnasher Show and five years on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. His cartoon feature Apparently has appeared in the pages of Private Eye for over 20 years, and his drawings have been on display in the Cartoon Museum, the V & A, the Museum of London, and Nigella Lawson's downstairs loo.

His Destroy This Book series (published by Buster Books) has been sold around the world, starting with the Destroy This Book In The Name of Science! The Element in the Room (Lawrence King, 2018) which was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2019.

Table of Contents

Introduction
 
LIVING THINGS
Maria Sibylla Merian
Six Legs
Theophrastus
Up-seed-down
Nehemiah Grew and Stephen Hales
Cut and Dyed
Charles Darwin
Worm-world
John James Audubon
Feed the Birds
Print a Plant
 
HUMAN BIOLOGY
Jan Evangelista Purkyně
Print Detective
Hermann von Helmholtz
Optical Tricks
Brain Games
Rosalind Franklin
DIY DNA
A Question of Taste
 
MATERIALS
Fritz Klatte
Slime Time!
Hans Christian Oersted
Flight Test
Soren Sorenson
Chameleon Water
Robert Angus Smith
 
AIR
Otto von Guericke
Under Pressure
Daniel Bernoulli
Go with the Flow
The Wright Brothers
Go Fly a Kite!
James Clerk Maxwell
 
ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM
Electrifying!
Benjamin Franklin
Sparks in the Dark
William Gilbert
Make a Magnet #1
Make a Compass
Make a Magnet #2
 
FORCES AND PHYSICS
Hypatia of Alexandria
Archimedes
Agnes Pockels
Water Wizardry!
Laura Bassi
Isaac Newton
Bell and Edison
Making Waves
Frank Whittle
 
LIGHT
Ibn Al-Haytham
See the Light
Isaac Newton
Light Fantastic!
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek
Big it Up!
Albert Einstein
Micro-light
Lord Rayleigh
 
ASTRONOMY
Galileo Galilei
Star Struck!
The Apollo 11 Crew
Mad on the Moon!
Caroline Herschel
Space Oddity
Hot Stuff!
 
MATH
Katherine Johnson
Handy Math
Ada Lovelace
Math Magic!
On a Roll
 
STANDBY FOR STEM
Mary Somerville
Picture Yourself
Mike Barfield
 
Glossary
Index

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