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My six yeary old great-grand son found it really absorbing and easy to understand. The only error I noted was that Iron was omitted from the list of elements in the human body. We all have about 6 grams of it in our blood.
This is a lovely book with very engaging illustrations. My 6yr old is fascinated by the idea of atoms as building blocks and in just a few pages this book takes you from the ideas to atoms and molecules and then nanotechnology so nicely. We have read it over and over again talking about all the ideas. He also particularly liked the idea of Dr Jess Wade being an “excitable scientist”, a simple description that made the whole thing more personable and engaging, and we had to look up more about what Jess does!!
This book is not only beautifully, captivatingly, illustrated by Cambridge Art school graduate, Melissa Castrillon, it is also a tale beautifully woven by Physicist and science communicator, Dr Jess Wade, making cutting edge science accessible, understandable and engaging for all ages. Whilst it appeals to young children, it also has information to inspire and educate adults too. An excellent general interest book, but also supports the materials science curriculum at KS1, KS2, KS3 and beyond!
Bought this to liven up one of the perhaps slightly less enticing topics in primary science (properties of materials) - it did the trick! Engaging and beautifully presented. Only wish it was longer with more info!
This is an excellent introduction to chemistry and physics for very young or young readers. It's plain-talking and straightforward but gets across some genuine aspects of the subject. My 5 year old is really into it, and I have learned a lot too.
I myself work in the field of nanotechnology and this book is really accurate and the authors are able to explain really difficult concepts in a very visual and clear way for kids to learn early on what nano science is!