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  This column recommends science-related books that encourage students to learn through reading.
 

Unit Title
(1) Introducing Science
Great Inventions - Everyday Life
(2) Looking at Living Things Kingfisher Knowledge - Animal Giants
(3) Cells and Human Reproduction Science at the Edge - In Vitro Fertilization
(4) Energy Living for the Future - Energy and Resources
(5) The Wonderful Solvent - Water Water & Other Liquids
(6) Matter as Particles The Nature of Matter
(7) Living Things and the Air The Human Body - The Lungs and Respiratory System
(8) Making Use of Electricity MAKE it WORK! - Electricity
(9) Space Travel
Max Fax - Space
(10) Common Acids and Alkalis Science Projects About Kitchen Chemistry
(11) Sensing the Environment Making Waves: Sound
(12) A Healthy Body
Science Discovery - Health and Medicine
(13) Metals Metals
(14) Materials of the Modern World Chemistry
(15) Light, Colours and Beyond Science Magic with Light


Unit : (1) Introducing Science
Title : Great Inventions - Everyday Life
Author : Paul Dowswell
Publisher : Reed Educational and Professional Publishing Ltd
Year of publication : 2002
Description :
This book tells the stories of 19 inventions that have brought convenience to our daily life, such as refrigerator, vacuum cleaner, washing machine and microwave oven.


Unit : (2) Looking at Living Things
Title : Kingfisher Knowledge - Animal Giants
Author : Barbara Taylor
Publisher : Kingfisher Publications Plc 2004
Year of publication : 2000
Description :
This book introduces largest ones in different kinds of animals on the land and in the water. Some examples are: the heaviest snake (anaconda), the largest bat (giant Indian fruit bat) and the largest fish (whale shark).


Unit : (3) Cells and Human Reproduction
Title : Science at the Edge - In Vitro Fertilization
Author : Ann Fullick
Publisher : Reed Educational and Professional Publishing Ltd
Year of publication : 2002
Description :
This book explains the causes of infertility and describes how in vitro fertilization (IVF) can help infertile people to have children. It also discusses the ethical, legal and religious issues related to IVF.


Unit : (4) Energy
Title : Living for the Future - Energy and Resources
Author : Paul Brown
Publisher : Franklin Watts
Year of publication : 1998
Description :
This book describes the problems that arise from humans' use of energy and other resources such as water and forests. It discusses methods to save resources and protect the environment for sustainable development.


Unit : (5) The Wonderful Solvent - Water
Title : Water & Other Liquids
Author : Robert C. Mebane, Thomas R. Rybolt
Publisher : Twenty-First Century Books
Year of publication : 1995
Description :
This book provides the procedures of a series of experiments to find out when water can wet a surface, why a water drop is spherical, and some properties of water and other liquids.


Unit : (6) Matter as Particles
Title : The Nature of Matter
Author : Peter Lafferty
Publisher : Wayland (Publishers) Ltd
Year of publication : 1990
Description :
This book introduces the three states of matter and changes of state with examples from daily life. It also describes the structure of atoms and other particles such as molecules.


Unit : (7) Living Things and the Air
Title : The Human Body - The Lungs and Respiratory System
Author : Steve Parker
Publisher : Wayland Publishers Limited
Year of publication : 1996
Description :
This book describes the structure and functions of the human respiratory system. It also provides information on respiratory diseases such as bronchitis, pneumonia and asthma.


Unit : (8) Making Use of Electricity
Title : MAKE it WORK! - Electricity
Author : Wendy Baker and Andrew Haslam
Publisher : Aladdin Books
Year of publication : 1993
Description :
This book suggests interesting activities from which we can learn about various topics in electricity, such as circuits, batteries, switches and electromagnets.


Unit : (9) Space Travel
Title : Max Fax - Space
Author : Tracey Blezard
Publisher : Hodder Wayland
Year of publication : 2000
Description:
This book provides concise scientific facts about astronomy and space exploration. Readers can try a quiz at the end of the book to test their understanding of the content of the book.



Unit : (10) Common Acids and Alkalis
Title : Science Projects About Kitchen Chemistry
Author : Robert Gardner
Publisher : Enslow Publishers, Inc.
Year of publication : 1999
Description:
This book suggests a number of experiments which can be done by using materials in the kitchen, such as lemon juice, vinegar and baking soda. The experiments are designed for studying acids, alkalis and netralisation, as well as the properties of some chemicals and foods.


Unit : (11) Sensing the Environment
Title : Making Waves: Sound
Author : Steve Parker
Publisher : Heinemann Library
Year of publication : 2004
Description:
This book provides comprehensive information on sounds, including the nature of sound waves, how humans and other animals hear sounds, natural and artificial ways of producing sounds, and technologies that make use of sounds.


Unit : (12) A Healthy Body
Title : Science Discovery - Health and Medicine
Author : Jenny Bryan
Publisher : Wayland (Publishers) Ltd
Year of publication : 1996
Description:
This book describes advances in medical science that have helped humans to improve health and cure diseases. They include the discoveries of blood circulation in the 17th century and blood groups in the 20th century.


Unit : (13) Metals
Title : Metals
Author : Robert C. Mebane, Thomas R. Rybolt
Publisher : Twenty-First Century Books
Year of publication : 1995
Description:
This book provides the procedures of a series of experiments to investigate the properties of metals (such as heat conduction, thermal expansion, strength and lustre) and phenomena related to metals (such as corrosion and electromagnetism).


Unit : (14) Materials of the Modern World
Title : Chemistry
Author : Dr Ann Newmark
Publisher : Dorling Kindersley Limited
Year of publication : 1993
Description:
This book is rich in illustrations and covers different aspects of chemistry, including elements and compounds, atoms and molecules, and the invention and applications of plastics.


Unit : (15) Light, Colours and Beyond
Title : Science Magic with Light
Author : Chris Oxlade
Publisher : Franklin Watts Ltd
Year of publication : 1993
Description:
This book teaches you how to do some magic tricks by using light. Each trick is followed by an explanation of the scientific principle involved, such as reflection and refraction.

 

 

 

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