Blog Posts tagged: science

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Creating Non-Fiction Pop-up Books

In March 2016 author and environmentalist Christiane Dorion visited schools in Inverclyde, West Lothian and Dundee. At St Mary's Primary School in Inverclyde, Christiane's visit inspired a brilliant cross-curricular project involving puppets, pop-up books and fascinating facts about our planet.

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Christiane Dorion's Golden Rules for Engaging Children with Science and Sustainability

Author, environmental campaigner and education specialist Christiane Dorion shares her top tips for introducing scientific concepts in your classroom and igniting children's curiosity about the world around us.

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Why I Love Science and Non-Fiction

Alex Frith, the author of Usborne's fantastic new book, 100 Things to Know About Space, talks about the virtues of non-fiction and his love of reading and writing about science.

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5 School Subjects That Can Help You Become an Astronaut

This week Tim Peake will become the first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station as a member of the European Space Agency. His trip is certain to inspire school children up and down the country to become the next generation of space explorers. Luckily, Louie Stowell, author of The Usborne Official Astronaut’s Handbook, knows exactly which school subjects all future astronauts need to get full marks in – including some surprising ones.

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Authors Live with Lucy Hawking

Space and science with Lucy Hawking

Some intergalactic nuggets of knowledge from Lucy Hawking's Authors Live event!

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Exploring science through literature

The long-lasting benefits of good science writing

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Exploring writing through science

How science can inspire great stories

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