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** EXCELLENT BOOK **
on 13 October 2017
This book is not a school type science reference book, it isn't some boring encyclopedia, it's a well written guide to some of the most amazing things in our universe. It is exciting and enticing and the layout makes it joyful to read and explore, the vivid beautiful photos and excellent diagrams make you want to pick it up and learn.
I originally bought this book for myself, I read it, then gifted to a friends son who was interested in it, then I bought it again for another friend as a gift. The friends son who picked it up and started reading it is seven years old, a few big words were too difficult for him, *but* I'd say he is very advanced in his reading and vocabulary. He was really engaged with it and learned new words as we helped him pronounce the ones he struggled with, explaining to him what those words meant. It was a very pleasant experience and he loved reading it aloud to us so I had to give it him to take home!
My partner is a science teacher and he thinks it was a really good book as well, and he knows how uninspiring science lessons are as they are just teaching them to pass exams, unfortunately teachers don't have time or energy to actual gets kids excited about science anymore because they are too busy getting the kids to constantly do mock exams then the kids get to go through the answers to understand what types of answers get marks, which is a real shame and terrible state of our education system at the moment. He didn't go into teaching science to teach kids how to pass exams, but he has realised that is the reality of it, very sad. Ok so this bit relates to the book because this book actually does what the teachers are unable to do, it gets them interested in the actual subject, not just learning equations for exams which they will probably never use again if they aren't interested in a subject that they don't get to explore in any fun or meaningful way. Endless risk assessments and lack of resources make outings and practicals more and more infrequent. Ok I'll stop complaining about the education system, the book is totally worth buying.