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From flap books to encyclopedias, Usborne children's books bring science alive with colourful illustrations, clear informative text, activities, experiments and links to science websites via the Usborne Quicklinks website.
Stylish and informative guides to physics, chemistry and biology, how they work and how they apply to everyday life. With simple experiments and internet links to recommended websites. Find out more.
Parents in Touch review of the The Usborne complete book of the microscope
In addition, each title has links to carefully researched and regularly updated websites via the Usborne Quicklinks website, where readers can watch animations, do online experiments and watch movie clips that help explain complex topics.
See all the Usborne encyclopedias and general science books.
Click on the links to download free activity sheets (pdfs).
These activities are taken from the book 50 science things to make and do.
The Royal Society is a self-governing Fellowship of many of the world’s most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering, and medicine. Each year the Royal Society awards a prize to the book that best communicates science to under-14s. Books are shortlisted by a panel of judges and the ultimate winners are chosen by young people.
Click on a cover to explore some of our past winners and current shortlisted books, or find out more about the prize and read the judge's comments at the Royal Society website.
Jennifer Belanger's reader review of the Big Book of Science Things to Make and Do
Packed with easy-to-make things that fly, spin, swim, whoosh and ooze, Usborne award-winning science activity books and cards combine fun things to do with simple scientific explanations.
See all the science activity books
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