Winner of the Royal Society Prize for Science Books: Junior Prize 2008


Over 50 fun projects that fly, fling, spin, swim, whoosh, zoom and ooze plus over 500 stickers to decorate them. Colourfully illustrated with step-by-step instructions and short explanations of the science involved. Links to 50 websites with online experiments, games and activities.


Book information

Age: 4+

Key Stage: KS1/2 S


ISBN: 9781409539001
Extent: 96 pages + 4 pages stickers
Dimensions: 276 x 216mm

Author/Editor: Rebecca Gilpin and Leonie Pratt


Press reviews

“Big Book of Science things to make and do isn't just a craft book. All the activities are designed to demonstrate fundamental scientific concepts and bring them to life in an interesting way. The book is great fun so I'm not surprised that the young people judging the junior prize loved the book. It will appeal to young people of all ages and abilities. It's colourful, engaging and a really deserving winner. ”
Keith Chambers, Chair of the Junior Prize judging panel for the Royal Society Prize for Science Books

Good Book Guide

“We reckon that The Usborne Big Book of Science Things to Make and Do should be congratulated on the skilful way it has inspired children with sciences and, at the same time created a marvelous craft book for children. ”
Families Magazine

“Here are over fifty fantastically fun projects for children to enjoy doing with or without an adult that use easy-to-find everyday materials. Make things that fly, fling, spin, swim, whoosh, zoom and ooze, and discover the surprising science behind them. It's a great way to introduce children to the world of science in a practical and interactive way and hopefully to inspire them to continue science for longer as they progress through school. ”
Love Reading for Kids Website

“Will spark a real interest in science.”

“An activity book with easy instructions for lots of fun and simple experiments like a spinning helicopter or magic flowers. Alongside these are explanations, internet links and most importantly 850 stickers to decorate the projects with. Eureka!”
South Wales Evening Post


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