This book is extremely fun to experiment sciences. I tried three experiments. First one was making an exploding volcano. This is how it works, we put baking soda and water in the bottole and then poured vinegar that made chemical reactions. The volcano erupted! Boom! Doom!
Second, we made crystals. We used lots of sugars to make them. It will take several days to allow the crystal to grow. That’s so exciting to watch the crystals keep growing day by day.
Third one was making jar snow globs. We used blocks instead of clay as the object in the jar globs. And we put many sequins to the globes look beautiful. I think I failed on my jar globe because I put too much sequins. But I like what I experimented.
That was all fun! Extremely super fun! I loved it very much!
Reviewed by Aoi from Karori and Thorndon School , 8 years old
This book is awesome. I love it. Mum, my brother and I did some sciences which were from this book. We made an erupting volcano. I thought it was great. we used rose pink and blue as erupting lava. I liked it. The volcano we made erupted well. Then we made snow globes. I made a shape inside it was a rectangle with purple and white and sparkles in it. And also we tried making crystals. we used lots of sugars to make them. We have not finished yet. We are still watching as crystals are keeping glowing, We are watching what will happens next.
Reviewed by Akane from Karori and Thorndon School , 5 years old
Has the back to school blues finally sunk in? Have no fear, there’s more and exciting new non fiction in stock at your local library.
Featured in this blog post are books on the latest and innovative trends in the world of gaming, science and technology, not to mention an old favourite Pokémon, which has been reinvented, evolved and rebranded as Pokémon GO! Not to mention, Lego mania has been unleashed in the library once again with some new and not so new books on the original Lego Movie and the upcoming release of The Lego Batman Movie! I for one am excited about The Lego Batman movie because this is where the world of Lego, DC comics, innovation, play and imagination comes together and opens you up to a world of endless possibilities, creativity and entertainment.
As I mentioned in a previous blog post, Lego Bricks has been applauded by teachers and parents as one of the best toys for learning, building creativity, and strengthening fine-motor skills, not to mention Lego Bricks are an open-ended toy, meaning they can become just about anything a child or adult imagines, including an educational tool. See more about this on Inner Child Learning,
But enough about Lego, the 8 non fiction books featured in this post will keep you amused and entertained for hours and also will keep you informed and up to date with the latest trends and technological developments in the modern world.
To celebrate the upcoming release of The Lego Batman Movie, the spin off of The Lego Movie, which will released in NZ cinemas on the 6th of April just in time for the school holidays, the library has in stock for your viewing and reading pleasure, The Batmanmovie : the essential guide. This book will enable you to go behind the scenes and discover everything there is to know about The LEGO Batman Movie with this ultimate guide. Featuring the latest LEGO Batman set and mini-figures.
While you’re at it, why not check out The LEGOmovie : the essential guide. This guide will tell you need to know about the original LEGO Movie, including character profiles and location spreads from the upcoming movie.
Seen the movie? (I haven’t – Naughty me!) Now is the time to read the movie handbook. Join Brickburg, Wyldstyle, Unikitty, Batman and the rest of the gang in reading this book where you will learn everything you need to know about the Lego Movie, including Stories from Bricksburg’s happiest residents, a special message from President Business and a never before seen episode of Where Are My Pants. Overall I enjoyed this book. It was very funny, humorous, gave me the opportunity to revisit and embrace my inner child and has inspired to go and see the movie. Also check out the move trailer.
As a special treat, why not check out the latest The Lego Batman Movie trailer here.
Want to watch the BEST gamers in the world but don’t know where to start? This guide enables you to watch the pros in action as they teach you how to dominate your favourite games! A must have resource for the avid gamer!
The world of Pokémon and mobile games collides with Pokémon GO! The Ultimate Unauthorized Guide. This book is a must-read companion to the hit mobile game that has taken the world by storm. This guide includes everything you need to know about Lures, PokéBalls, Eggsand much more.
The title does justice to the information contained within this book. Read this book and learn all the tricks of the trade of what is essential to becoming a scientist, which includes look, ask questions, wonder and test your ideas. You’ll also do things scientists don’t necessarily do: eat your experiments, levitate paper clips and play a drinking straw like an oboe. There are even portable laboratory pages for you to experiment on, so that by the end, you’ll know how to invent your own fun ways of finding out about the world. Overall, this book is a must have read for the avid scientist enthusiast!
Do you know how many things in your daily life were invented by accident? SANDWICHES came about when an English earl was too busy gambling to eat his meal and needed to keep one hand free. POTATO CHIPS were first cooked by a chef who was furious when a customer complained that his fried potatoes weren’t thin enough. Coca-Cola, Silly Putty, and X rays have fascinating stories behind them too! Their unusual tales, and many more, along with hilarious cartoons and weird, amazing facts, make up this fun-filled book about everyday items that had surprisingly haphazard beginnings.
Discover the mind-blowing high-tech inventions of the future in How Super Cool Stuff Works. Contained in this book are incredible images that reveal the secret to inner workings of everything from drones and supercomputers to underwater hotels and flying cars. In short, this book features a futuristic world I don’t think anyone saw coming.
Did you know the weight of the air in the atmosphere presses down on everything on the Earth, including you.
This is air pressure. It varies all the time. Lows are areas of low pressure, with the lowest pressure in the centre. Highs are areas of high pressure, with the highest pressure in the centre. Lows usually bring wet, cloudy weather and Highs usually bring sunny, dry weather. So poor old Wellington has been getting a lot of low pressure recently.
Try this 3 minute mission Air-pressure trick.
One piece of card (7.5 x 12.5 cm)
Fill the glass a third full with water.
Wet the lip of the glass and cover the top with the card. Hold the card in place.
Take the glass to the sink and turn it upside down. Carefully, take your hand away.
What happens? The force of air pressure against the card should hold the card in place.
Earth in 30 seconds has 30 amazing topics for Earth explorers explained in half a minute and there are lots of exciting mini-mission to test facts or find out more.
So explore the earth’s structure, learn about the season, understand volcanoes, earthquakes, wild weather and discover our watery world.