Tuesday, December 20, 2016

National Geographic Science Encyclopedia: Atom Smashing, Food Chemistry, Animals, Space and More!

National Geographic Science Encyclopedia: Atom Smashing, Food Chemistry, Animals, Space and More!
Published by National Geographic Children's Books
October, 2016
Reference Book
304 Pages
Review copy provided by publisher and Media Masters Publicity. 

Goodreads Summary
Food chemistry, atom crashing wave power, food chemistry, and robots! These are just a few of the topics covered in this fantastic new science encyclopedia, which presents a comprehensive overview of physical and life sciences from A to Z. Super smart and kid-friendly, it’s packed with full-color photographs, weird but true facts, amazing statistics, do-it-yourself experiments, plus profiles of scientists and National Geographic's explorers who rock the world of science. Keep up with the changes happening all around us with this stellar science reference book.

My Thoughts
This resource book is a one-stop-shopping experience for science information! It is organized into the two large categories of physical science and life science. Then it is subdivided into topics by sections such as Matter, Energy, Forces and Machines, Electronics, The Universe, Life on Earth, Planet Earth and The Human Body. Each section is then divided into subtopics and color coded with tabs on the sides of the pages. An index makes it easy to locate specific topics and a glossary defines common science terms. 

While the text font is quite small, the information is accompanied by numerous text features to help readers further understand the information. Diagrams, vocab boxes, colored text boxes, tables and timelines are used throughout the book. There are "LOL" boxes where readers can learn science jokes and "Try This" boxes inviting readers to make models or try experiments to further their learning. 
       Personal photo taken of pages 116-117 of finished copy. 
But the photographs are just amazing. From close up photos of fascinating animals to gorgeous photos of nature and people, the photographs tie this book together. 

I would recommend this Science Encyclopedia for schools, classrooms or budding scientists ages 9 and up. 
It would also make a great gift! 

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