Schoolboy Science Remembered by Dr Keith Souter
Keith Souter's love for science began at an early age when he was inspired by Sir Patrick Moore and disappointed by a science teacher who had no intention of teaching him how to make stink bombs! What he did do was encourage him to observe and experiment.
Keith Souter went on to study medicine but admits to being a bit of a science teacher manqué – hence the writing of Schoolboy Science Remembered.
This is a great book to have on standby for your older kids during holidays. Let them dip into the contents and find an experiment that would appeal to them and then stand back. Some supervision may be necessary but the important thing is to let them have a go. Experiments are clearly set out like a recipe – Requirements, Method, Explanation.
There are plenty of "magic tricks" to keep them busy and entertained plus they can have fun making bath bombs or building a crystal set radio. Schoolboy Science Remembered contains all sorts of "did you knows" and historical facts plus a useful timeline of the history of science from 8,000BC up to 2008 – a good source of facts if you are ever compiling quizzes! Plus there's a comprehensive index.
Keith Souter's conversational style is engaging and encouraging – perfectly pitched for his target audience.
My only reservation about Schoolboy Science Remembered is that it should include schoolgirls! Don't let your female youngsters be put off by the title! An enquiring mind is all you need...
PWT rating: ♥♥♥♥♥
Published by Pen & Sword Books, under their Remember When imprint Schoolboy Science Remembered is available from Amazon.
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