Atom Smashing, Food Chemistry, Animals, Space, and More!

Published: October 11, 2016

Publisher: National Geographic


Everything you ever wanted to know about Science is in this book. Nothing was left out and the photography is absolutely amazing. This is National Geographic at its best….taking a subject and sharing everything possible in an easy-to-understand format for kids….and adults! The pictures will grab your attention and the tidbits of information on each page will make you want to learn more.

The book is broken up into two parts of science, Physical Science and Life Science. Physical Science includes sections on Matter, Forces and Machines, Energy, and Electronics. Life Science includes The Universe,  Life on Earth, The Human Body, and Planet Earth. There is also a huge glossary of terms and an index of places to get more information including websites, books, and movies.

I was especially interested in the Flowering Plants section. Did you know the sunflower is made up of thousands of tiny flowers? I had no idea. The world’s biggest flower is found in Indonesia and measures about three feet across but shockingly it smells like rotten meat! I think I will pass on growing that flower!

I was also extremely fascinated with the section on ancient medicine and how Leonardo’s sketches of the human organs were amazingly accurate. Also, the use of everyday materials, like honey, can truly heal and something that many of us today are choosing to use rather than chemicals.

Throughout the book, there are also several experiments for the kids to try, for example, using a magnet with cereal fortified with iron or making your own magnifier.

This is a book that has everything you need for that science-loving child. There is much to learn in this book and one that can be referred to throughout upper elementary or middle school years. I’ll be gifting this to our daughter’s sixth-grade science teacher as I am sure it will get a lot of use there.

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  1. Julie P. on January 15, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    This book is amazing! I love the National Geographic Kids' books! Can't recommend them enough… and they are fun for both parents and kids!

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