Mr Shaha's Marvellous Machines: adventures in making round the kitchen table (Hardback)
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Mr Shaha's Marvellous Machines: adventures in making round the kitchen table (Hardback)

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Hardback 64 Pages / Published: 08/07/2021
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From smoke ring machines to spoon electromagnets, science teacher and dad Alom Shaha follows up Mr Shaha's Recipes for Wonder with a fun and accessible guide to creating all manner of dynamic devices from everyday household items.

Transform and recycle household objects into your very own home-made toys and machines!

Learn about the centre of gravity by making a balancing bird, create a toroidal vortex with a smoke-ring machine, and turn a spoon into an electromagnet. Chances are you won't need to buy the materials required for these machines because they're all in your house right now. Every child can be an engineer with the help of Mr Shaha and his marvellous machines.

Written by a science teacher and dad, Mr Shaha's Marvellous Machines is the highly anticipated sequel to Mr Shaha's Recipes for Wonder. This book gives clear, step-by-step instructions for over 15 projects. Whether you're a master engineer or a total beginner, it will spark inspiration for fun activities to engage young people in the marvels of machinery.

Publisher: Scribe Publications
ISBN: 9781913348120
Number of pages: 64
Dimensions: 300 x 240 x 11 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'With recycling-bin materials, and step-by-step instructions, this gorgeous book celebrates the sense of accomplishment found in making something for yourself.' - Imogen Russell Williams, The Guardian

'Perfect for young engineers and artists. With stunning art from Emily Robertson ... it's incredible! ... It explains the science in such accessible and exciting way[s] and leaves space for the reader to add their own spin and improvements too. It's an invitation to make and discover. And it is packed with activities ... All using things you probably already have in your house ... A delight of a book. Extraordinary. It absolutely needs to be in every home and classroom and library.' - Rashmi Sirdeshpande

'Sprinkled with fascinating fun facts about the history of some of the world's most astounding inventions, Shaha's book is sure to kindle inquisitiveness and delight in young creators and will have them busy crafting and building for hours on end ... Emily Robertson's bright and colourful illustrations add to the charm of this book and give clear and accessible demonstrations to help with each project. A wonderful book that encourages crafting, recycling, creating, and learning through amusing and exciting projects.' - Fiona Buckley, Irish Examiner

'Perfect boredom-busting activities for the long summer holidays.' - Sara Keating, The Sunday Business Post

Accessible, with easy-to-follow instructions ... The science behind each idea is explained brilliantly and this would be a perfect book to give you inspiration for a rainy-day project.' - Primary Times

'My children are loving Alom Shaha's new book. Packed full of wonderful machines and sci-craft to make at home.' - Professor Alice Roberts

'We suspect Mr Shaha's Marvellous Machines will prove a lifeline for parents of children who love to learn and who may otherwise become restless during the holidays. The author's gently encouraging voice is sure to nurture the creativity and scientific curiosity in young minds everywhere. There is a lot of enjoyment for families to have together within these pages.' - Greg Jameson, Entertainment Focus

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Mr Shaha's Marvellous Machines by #AlomShaha and #EmilyRobertson - A book I believe should have a place in every home and primary school.

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