Help your child to think and work like a scientist with Mr Shaha's Recipes for Wonder. Learn about sound by making wine glasses sing, investigate chemical reactions with vitamin-powered rockets, and explore Newton's Third Law by making balloon driven cars. This is not a book just for children, it's a book for the grown-ups who want to enthuse and inspire young people through science. Why does the ...? What is ...? How does ...? Why is ...? What are all the parts of a flower? How does a wine glass sing? I don't know! But soon you will. Every child can be a scientist with the help of Mr Shaha's Recipes for Wonder. There are experiments galore to do at home: from making a balloon-powered car, to dissecting a daffodil. With beautiful and detailed illustrations by Emily Robertson, this is the perfect book for a scientifically inclined young mind.
Alom Shaha was born in Bangladesh but grew up in London. A parent, teacher, science writer, and filmmaker, he has spent most of his professional life trying to share his passion for science and education with the public. Alom has produced, directed, and appeared in a number of television programmes for broadcasters such as the BBC, and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for Science, Technology, and the Arts (NESTA) and the Nuffield Foundation. He has represented his community as an elected politician and volunteered at a range of charitable organisations. He teaches at a comprehensive school in London and writes for a number of print and online publications, including The Guardian. Visit him at www.alomshaha.com or www.facebook.com/YoungAtheistsHandbook.