Pocket Genius: Science

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160 pages

Book Description

Covering the basic of science, including matter and materials, energy and forces, and the living world, Pocket Genius: Science is a junior look at science, teaching young readers what things are made of, how things move, and how life works. Touching on biology, , , and more, Pocket Genius: Science answers questions such as Why do lemons taste sour? Where does electricity come from? How do plants make their own food? and more to help explain everyday science in our world.

Redesigned in paperback, DK's best-selling Pocket Genius series is now available in an engaging compact and economical format that is ideal for both browsing and quick reference for use in school and at home. Catalog entries packed with facts provide at-a-glance information, while locator icons offer immediately recognizable references to aid navigation and understanding, and fact files round off the book with fun facts such as record breakers and timelines. Each pocket-size encyclopedia is filled with facts on subjects ranging from animals to history, cars to dogs, and Earth to space and combines a child-friendly layout with engaging and bite-size chunks of text that will encourage and inform even the most reluctant readers.

Table of Contents

3 Contents
4 What is science?
6 advances
10 Everyday science
14 Matter And Materials
16 States of matter
18 Changing states
20 The water cycle
22 Properties of matter
26 Atoms
30 Molecules
36 Mixtures and compounds
38 Reactions and changes
44 Acids and bases
46 Using materials
48 Energy And Forces
50 What is energy?
54 Atom power
56 Electricity
58 Using electricity
62 Magnetism
64 Magnets in action
66 Electromagnetism
68 The EM spectrum
72 Light
74 Using light
76 Radioactivity
78 Heat
82 Sound
84 Forces
88 Forces and movement
92 Simple machines
96 Complex machines
98 Computers
100 The Living World
102 Types of living thing
104 Classifying life
106 Microlife
108 Fungi
110 Plants
114 How plants work
116 Flowers and seeds
118 What is an animal?
122 Types of animal
124 Animal reproduction
126 Food webs
128 Cycles
130 Ecosystems
134 Survival
136 Living in water
138 Flying
140 Evolution
142 Human influence
144 The periodic table
146 Amazing science facts
148 Natural history facts
150 Glossary
152 Index
156 Acknowledgments

Book Details

  • Title: Pocket Genius: Science
  • Author:
  • Length: 160 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2016-01-19
  • ISBN-10: 1465445919
  • ISBN-13: 9781465445919
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