Science Ideas in 30 Seconds

From the Series Kids 30 Seconds

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

In this perfect book for smartypants and eggheads everywhere, great science ideas from ancient Greece to the present day are introduced and explained. Ideas about motion, gravity, DNA, nuclear energy, antimatter, and more are concisely covered across 30 key topics. In six themed sections-each with its own glossary-each idea is presented in neat 30-second soundbites and supported by 3-second flash summaries and stylish explanatory artwork. Fun 3-minute activities throughout challenge readers to test facts or find out more. The attention-grabbing format conveys these clever concepts neatly, making this book an engaging introduction to science and scientific thinking for readers aged from 8 up.

Format Your Price
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Category Science
Copyright 2016
Publisher Quarto Publishing Group USA
Imprint Ivy Kids — Quarto Library
Language English
Number of Pages 96
Publication Date 2016-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF061010, JNF051000
Dewey 500
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 880
ATOS Reading Level 6.3
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 186378
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Activities, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, and Table of contents

Author: Mike Goldsmith

Dr. Mike Goldsmith is a qualified astrophysicist and established children's science author and consultant. Twice nominated for the Junior Aventis Science Prize, he has written for Scholastic, Kingfisher, and Hodder Wayland, amongst others.

Illustrator: Melvyn Evans

Melvyn Evans is an illustrator and printmaker whose distinctive artwork has appeared in a range of media, from advertising to children's books.