With incredible computer-generated artworks, The Skeleton Book shows how truly amazing our internal scaffold is from skull to toes.
See how the skeleton’s flexibility makes the body supple and agile while providing support and strength – did you know that gram for gram bone is stronger than steel, while being five times lighter and ten times more elastic?!
The Skeleton Book compares key parts of the human skeleton to animal skeletons to show how and why our unique skeleton has evolved to be the shape it is. Then you can compare your own body to the pull-out life-size poster of the whole human skeleton! Perfect for ages 8 – 13.
We know it may have been on at 4am in the UK, but did anyone catch Genesis Research Trust Chairman Professor Robert Winston on The Late Late Show with James Corden? The pair did some pretty interesting experiments which make for an entertaining watch!
Stir up some sticky slime, build a Solar System with rubber bands, power a speed boat using soap, and construct an erupting volcano, all with Home Lab, exciting experiments for budding scientists.
Including a foreword by Professor Robert Winston, Home Lab is packed with 28 brilliant projects, using clear step-by-step instructions, everyday ingredients that can be found around the house and amazing photography to guide you from start to finish. Plus fact-filled panels explain the science behind every experiment, as well as real-world examples providing a context to better understand scientific principles.
Perfect for budding scientists and crafters, Home Lab will keep children entertained for hours.
Robert will be at the Cheltenham Science Festival on Tuesday 7 June demonstrating exciting experiments from his new kids book HomeLab. To find out more and to buy tickets, please visit the Festival website.
And on Wednesday 8 June at 4pm, Robert will be discussing Why My Experiments Always Go Wrong. Find out more on the Festival website.
Robert will be speaking at the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil as part of the Yeovil Literary Festival on Sunday 1 November 2015. He will be speaking on What Makes Us Happy: Reading the Human Mind. To find out more information and to buy tickets, please visit the Festival website.
Robert will be talking about his latest book for young readers, Utterly Amazing Human Body at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on Monday 31 August at 3.45pm. Come and learn all about your amazing body, from all its major organs to the bulging brilliance of its brain, in what promises to be a fun and accessible insight into your biology. Click here for tickets.
The book was chosen by over 1,500 young people in judging panels around the country and the Prize was presented at an awards ceremony at the Eden Project in Cornwall on Monday 16 November.
The Society awards a prize each year to the best book that communicates science to young people. The prize aims to inspire young people to read about science and promotes the best science writing for the under-14s.
Author Steve Parker and Editor in Chief Robert Winston explain all the amazing things the human body can do. From the human brain to muscles and bones, SuperHuman Encyclopedia explains to kids the extraordinary processes behind the ordinary human body. Packed with interesting facts about the human body, from how we keep cool and how memories are made to how the human body fights infection and how many muscles we use to smile, SuperHuman explores and explains how the body works.