This Book Thinks You're a Scientist: Imagine * Experiment * Create

Author(s): Science Museum London

Educational - Non-Fiction

This Book Thinks You re a Scientist, developed by the Science Museum, London, as a complement to their new interactive gallery for children, explores seven key scientific areas: force and motion, electricity and magnetism, earth and space, light, matter, sound, and mathematics. Each spread centers on an open-ended question or activity, with space on the page for the child to write, draw, or interact with the book. Bend water with static power. Pack a suitcase for a trip to space. Design a new musical instrument. At the end of the book, there is a section for children to record their own guided independent investigations, including surveys and space to log the results of their experiments.


Hand-drawn illustrations and a collage-style photographs encourage creativity and help children to think like a scientist by noticing details, questioning everything, and dreaming up new ideas."


Product Information

Playfully illustrated with sketchlike cartoons and doctored photos, this activity book is inspired by Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery, an interactive exhibit opening at the Science Museum in London in October 2016. Seven core subjects are addressed through simple activities [that] encourage imagination, curiosity, and careful observation. Readers are invited to add their observations and conclusions into the scrapbook-style pages.

General Fields

  • : 9780500650813
  • : Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • : Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • : August 2016
  • : 250mm X 195mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 816
  • : en
  • : 507.8
  • : 96
  • : illustrations
  • : Science Museum London