How to Be Good at Science, Technology and Engineering.

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How To Be Good at Science, Technology and Engineering does an excellent job of visually explaining STEM concepts. It also provides suggestions for hands-on learning and experiments that can be completed to reinforce the information that was presented. This book covers a wide range of topics and is a great resource to have on-hand for your children.


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How To Be Good at Science Technology and Engineering. DK Canada. Book Review by Oombawka Design

Title: How To Be Good At Science, Technology and Engineering
Published By: Dorling Kindersley, 2018
ISBN: 978-1-4654-7359-2
Pages:
320

How To Be Good at Science, Technology and Engineering

I was so impressed by How to Be Good at Math I jumped at the opportunity to be able to take a look at How To Be Good at Science, Technology and Engineering.

I love visual guides and I find it makes it easier for my children to understand new concepts and ideas when they can see the information visually. I find it easier too!

Fun illustrations show how science is applied and hand-on projects are included in the “Try it out” boxes throughout the book. With STEM subjects being focused on in our schools, it is great to find a book that touches on all the science areas, including physics, biology, chemistry, earth science, and space science.

STEM: Stands for Science Technology Engineering and Math

First we are introduced to How Science Works. The Scientific Method is explored and we are taught how it is important to work in a scientific way to cut-down on errors and mistakes.

The different fields of science are explored next, including studying life, studying matter, studying forces and energy and studying earth and space. Finally we are introduced to Engineering and the different types of engineers, including civil, mechanical, electrical and chemical.

The book is broken into sections:

Life

This is the section about Biology. It explores the human body, including cells, tissues and organs, senses, skeleton, muscles, fighting infections and staying healthy. It also touches on the life cycle of mammals, birds, amphibians and insects. Human reproduction is included, as well as, gestation and birth.

How To Be Good at Science Technology and Engineering. DK Canada. Book Review by Oombawka Design
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Also included in this section:

  • Genes and DNA
How To Be Good at Science Technology and Engineering. DK Canada. Book Review by Oombawka Design
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  • Evolution
  • Plants (types of plants, photosynthesis, flowers, seed dispersal, asexual reproduction in plants)

How To Be Good at Science Technology and Engineering. DK Canada. Book Review by Oombawka Design

  • Single-celled organisms
  • Ecology
  • Food Chains and recycling

Matter

This is the section about Chemistry. It explores the states of matter, atoms and molecules and the properties of matter.

Also included in this section:

  • Density
  • Solutions
  • Separating Mixtures
  • Atomic Structure
  • Ionic Bonds and Covalent Bonds
  • Chemical Reactions and Chemical Equations
  • Types of Reactions
  • Acids and Bases
  • The periodic table
  • Iron, Aluminum, Silver, Gold, Hydrogen, Carbon, Crude Oil, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Phosphorus and Sulfurs
  • Halogens
  • Noble gases
  • Polymers

Energy

This section explores energy and how to measure energy.

Also included in this section:

  • Power Stations
  • How Engines Work
  • Heat, Waves and Sound
  • Light, Reflection, Refraction and Colors
  • Static and Current Electricity
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Forces

This is the section about Physics.

This section explores different forces including:

  • Magnetism
  • Friction
  • Drag
  • Force and Motion
  • Momentum and Collisions
  • Speed and acceleration
  • Flight
  • Pressure
  • Floating and Sinking

Earth and Space

This section is about Earth Sciences and Space Sciences. It explores the Universe, the solar system, the planets, the sun and gravity and orbits. We also learn about geology.

  • rocks and minerals
  • the rock cycle
  • how fossils form
  • weathering and erosion
  • water cycle
  • seasons and climate zones
  • weather
  • ocean currents
  • the carbon cycle

This book is fantastic. It explores important STEM topics in a way that is easy for younger readers to digest. There is even a helpful glossary included and an index to allow you to find answers to questions easily.

The first thing we looked up was how Hot Air Balloons work. Darla actually asked me about this in the van yesterday on our way home. Hot Air Balloons are explained on pages 118 and 119.

How To Be Good at Science Technology and Engineering. DK Canada. Book Review by Oombawka Design
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How To Be Good at Science, Technology and Engineering does an excellent job of visually explaining STEM concepts. It also provides suggestions for hands-on learning and experiments that can be completed to reinforce the information that was presented. This book covers a wide range of topics and is a great resource to have on-hand for your children.


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