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This Book Thinks You're a Scientist (This Book Thinks You're…)

Imagine · Experiment · Create


A creative fill-in book that encourages children to think like a scientist by noticing details, questioning everything and – crucially – dreaming up new ideas. For ages 7+

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This book thinks you’re a scientist explores seven key scientific areas in the Science Museum’s new interactive gallery for children: force and motion, electricity and magnetism, earth and space, light, matter, sound and mathematics. Each spread centres on an open-ended question or activity, with space on the page for the child to write, draw or interact with the book. Imagine dogs are magnetic! Design how you would make a book fly. Write a new robot language. The book ends with a section for children to record their own guided independent investigations, including surveys and experiment logs.


'This is is definitely no typical science book: you're encouraged to write, draw and scribble on the pages, or even rip them out. Perfect for budding scientists, it is a brilliantly fun hands-on book which will encourage you to imagine, experiment, create and ask the question What if...?'
The Week Junior

'As the mega warning on this book states: 'You are guaranteed to fall in love with science after reading this book.' WE AGREE'

'Through a series of creatively and quirkily illustrated prompts, readers are encouraged to engage in their own hands-on experiments and explore science by questioning everything. It’s a great way for your children to the spend the afternoon, out in the sun, experimenting on things you probably never thought they would'
Engineering and Technology magazine

'Explore force and motion, electricity and magnetism, light, matter and sound with some really original experiments'
The School Run

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 25.0 x 19.5 cm

Extent: 96 pp

Publication date: 18 August 2016

ISBN: 9780500650813

Contents List

Motion • Mathematics • Earth & Space • Light • Matter • Sound • Electricity & Magnetism • Experiments

About the Author

This book thinks you’re a scientist is written by a team of experts from The Science Museum, London.

List of Contributors

Harriet Russell