What is everything made of? What is our place in space? Can machines think? And why does your hat come hurtling back down after you’ve chucked it into the air? This book has the answers!
Learn all about established ideas such as atoms, electricity and the solar system, as well as ideas that are still evolving such as gravity, energy and classification, right up to recent discoveries like AI and genetics. Each big idea is explored over two double-page spreads: the first explains the idea in rich detail and with plenty of bright and engaging illustrations and diagrams, while the second spread introduces readers to the key scientists and thinkers who helped shape the idea with fun portraits for each one. Thinkers include, Wang Zhenyi, Louis Pasteur, Marie Curie, James Joule, Rosalind Franklin, Charles Darwin, Aristotle, Edith Clarke, Isaac Newton, Grace Hopper, Alan Turing, Ada Lovelace and many, many more!
A detailed timeline and glossary of scientific terms also help young readers to really get to grips with the concepts. With 15 brilliant science ideas and more than 50 ingenious thinkers to discover, this is the perfect book for science-loving kids everywhere.
by Freya Hardy & Sara Mulvanny