Activity Book: This Book Thinks You’re A Scientist (2016)

This Book Thinks You're A Scientist CoverThis Book Thinks You’re A Scientist by Harriet Russell and the Science Museum in London is an activity book with a difference. It’s crammed full of activities to encourage your child to pay attention to the world around them, ask questions about it and use experiments to explore how it works, and why. As such, it’s the perfect primer for any budding scientist, and even if your child isn’t science-oriented, encouraging them to observe the world around them and understand what makes it tick will stimulate their creative and critical thinking skills. The activities and experiments in it are all relatively basic, but informative, however, some will require your input, especially when they are being carried out by younger children.

Basic Book Information: ISBN: 978-0500650813; Date of Publication: August 2016; Number of pages: 96. To purchase in the UK, click here. To purchase in the USA, click here.

What Age Of Child Is It Aimed At? This book is aimed at children aged between eight and twelve.

How Long Will It Take To Do The Activities In This Book? Each individual activity will take between five minutes and a couple of hours, but with many different activities within it, it would take several days to complete the whole book

What I Like About This Book? I like this book because it encourages children to pay attention to the world around them, to ask questions about it, and to use experiments to explore how it works. In addition, most of the activities in it are just plain fun.

This Book Thinks You're A Scienntist Pages 44 and 45

This is an example of the type of easy-to-carry out experiment which can be found in This Book Thinks You’re A Scientist. In this case, the experiments shows you how to instantly turn water from a liquid to a solid.

What Core Life Skills Will It Help Develop? The activities in this book will help develop observation, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Are There Other Books In The Same Series? To date, this is the only book published by this author, but she has also illustrated a wide range of other children’s books, a list of which you can find here (for UK-based parents) or here (for US-based parents).

Links To Purchase This Book

To Purchase In The UK

To purchase this book in the UK, click here, or on the image below.

To Purchase In The USA

To purchase this book in the USA, click here, or on the image below.

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About The Author: This post was written by Colin Drysdale, the creator of How To Raise A Happy Genius.

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