Ask A Scientist

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Robert Winston answers 100 big questions from kids across the world in this fun and unique science book.

In this unique science book, Professor Robert Winston answers more than 100 real-life questions from children all around the world! And who could be a better scientist to ask questions to than Professor Robert Winston?

Ask a Scientist puts the fun back into science in this thrilling book for children aged 6-9. All the popular science topics are covered, with weird and wacky questions and clear and lively answers, including biology: "Why do freckles come in dots on your face?"; physics: "Could you jump off the world?"; Earth: "Why is the sky blue?"; chemistry: "Why are there bubbles in boiling water?"; natural science: "Do dogs cry?", and space: "Why will the Sun explode and make us extinct?". This exciting new edition includes eight pages of additional questions relating to the recent hot topics in science, including the COVID-19 pandemic.

Inside the pages of this quirky science book, you'll find:

- Every aspect of science: including biology; space; physics; chemistry; Earth; natural sciences.
- The topic of science presented in a fresh, exciting way, by tackling it from the child's perspective.
- More than 100 real-life questions from children from all around the world about every aspect of science.
- Updated reissue of the 2019 edition with an additional eight new pages, including coverage of important recent topics such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

The inspiration behind this unique science book came from the many questions posed by Robert Winston's grandchildren and by children from the schools he has visited over the years. The book includes some of these questions, plus many more gathered from countries all over the world - including the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe, Canada, the USA, India, China, and Japan. The 100 big questions featured inside the book cover all the main science topics: chemistry, physics, biology, Earth, space, and natural science.