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Science and Me

Science and Me

Published: 1 Apr 2021

Hardback, 40 pages

Recommended for age 7+

By Ali Winter

Illustrated by Mickael El Fathi

Published by Lantana Publishing

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Discover some of the inspirational men and women who have received Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry and Medicine from 1901 to the present day, among them Marie Curie, Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin and Donna Strickland.

Tagged inventors and inventions , Nobel Prize , science , significant lives , women in history and women in STEAM

Reviewed by Emily Weston

Science And Me is inspired by the discoveries of Nobel Prize Laureates in Physics, Chemistry and Medicine, and aims to introduce the reader to some inspirational men and women from the field from the past to the present day. This book is full of facts but written in a biographical style that narrates the important events within the lives of the people it focuses on.

There are a number of influential scientists mentioned who have challenged thinking, as well as allowing progress not only with technology and inventions but within society, too. For example, the book discusses Marie Curie who, to this day, is the only person to have won a Nobel Prize in two different fields. This means that alongside the obvious use of this book within science lessons, you can also use extracts to create cross-curricular links in sessions too.

Not only does it focus on names such as Curie’s that teachers and students might be more familiar with, but it also introduces us to people we might not have otherwise discovered. I found the short biography of Richard Willstätter particularly interesting; he is someone that I had not previously heard of and definitely have not read about in any other nonfiction books aimed at children.

Despite the sometimes high-level topics covered within the book, it is written in a way that is accessible to children and will allow them to build understanding. The illustrations are ‘inspired’ by the story, so are a little abstract and this may need to be explained to some younger year groups. This book would be suitable for KS2, though there will need to be support for some children in the lower years in this age range.

Overall, this is an interesting nonfiction narrative, which will help children not only explore the subject of science but also be inspired by it too.

I was a primary teacher for 6 years, having worked across KS2 but with a focus in Year 6 for the last 4 years. I have now moved to the position of a Transition Teacher within a secondary school, where I work in the English department and also on Primary Outreach with local schools. I am passionate about literacy and reading for both academic success and wellbeing and love recommending books to adult and children alike! I can always be found with a book!

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