Saturday, 6 October 2018

Crafty Science


Crafty Science by Jane Bull (Dorling Kindersley) PB RRP $19.95 ISBN 9780241353455

Reviewed by Claire Stuckey

This bright hardcover publication continues the useful and factual format of the non-fiction DK range. Parents and librarians recognise this long-standing range that continues to provide clear and concise information in a durable format. Building on previous publications it contains past, and new science projects that focus on STEAM, the science and technology components of the UK and Australian curriculums.

Each project contains bright step by step instructions with a framed "What's the science?" paragraph in simple text explaining the concepts as well as an equipment list. As with all the high-quality DK information range this title by award winning author contains a contents page, rear index and glossary. 

Although this title repeats many well-known projects the updated format with additional STEAM links provides a great title to use at home. the variety of projects will engage a range of interests. A valuable addition to public and school libraries it also would aid Home-school or distance education families. Aimed at middle and upper primary ages, many of the projects require adult supervision and planning to purchase resources.  

The only small issue in this new title is the use of dark red and green text boxes for some of "What's the science?" paragraphs which might be difficult to read for children who have colour blindness.  

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