Quicklinks for internet-linked books
The latest edition of the Usborne Science Encyclopedia has 180 QR codes printed on the pages of the book. The QR codes provide instant access via a mobile phone or tablet to websites with video clips of experiments, animals in their habitats and animated lessons. For more about QR codes, see Technical help.
The QR code links are also included here at Quicklinks as Website 1 for each double page. All the links are relevant for all editions of the Usborne Science Encyclopedia and use the same page numbers. Choose a page number to see the links.
Children, make sure you follow these three simple rules when using the internet:
For more tips, see Internet safety for children.
Adults - we recommend that children are supervised while on the internet. The content of a website may change at any time and Usborne Publishing is not responsible for content on sites other than its own.
For more on internet safety, see Internet advice for adults.
Websites with interactive content may not work on your tablet or smartphone, but you can view them on a computer. Find out more…
Usborne science encyclopedia with QR links
“A superb reference book.”
A superb reference book, likely to encourage much happy browsing as well as to provide solid information to support school work... Text is clearly presented in short blocks, making it inviting to read and the information is conveyed clearly and succinctly.
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If this is the first time you have used Usborne Quicklinks and you can't see ANY links, you may need to adjust your web browser settings. To find out how to do this, see Help & Advice.
The links in Usborne Quicklinks may vary slightly from those described in your book because when a website closes down, or we find a better site, we update the links in Quicklinks. (If we remove any of your favourite sites let us know!)
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