Life was very busy for a sunday afternoon
A class freak, a science geek, and a girl from outer space. How much trouble can they get in? They're wanted by the Australian government, Coebri space pirates, and a silver man from the Universal Unity. There isn't enough science in the universe to keep them safe, but they'll have to try!
Life is never more complicated then when you have to choose between freedom... and friendship...
…an engaging and entertaining science fiction book that actually introduces real science concepts to reader…
(Book 1 - air pressure, particle model of matter)
(National curriculum outcomes: Science Inquiry Skills, NDS, UIS, and air pressure - weather and states of matter.)
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For the teachers!
Book 1 - Air pressure, particle model of matter
Chemical sciences 5: Solids, liquids and gases have different observable properties and behave in different ways (ACSSU077)
Using the suggested science activity ‘bottle rockets’ Planning and conducting 3: With guidance, plan and conduct scientific investigations to find answers to questions, considering the safe use of appropriate materials and equipment (ACSIS054)
Nature and development of science 5: Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena and reflects historical and cultural contributions (ACSHE081)
Book 2 – Heat
Chemical sciences 3: A change of state between solid and liquid can be caused by adding or removing heat (ACSSU046),
Physical sciences 3: Heat can be produced in many ways and can move from one object to another (ACSSU049).
Using the suggested activitiy ‘Energy efficient houses’ – Evaluating 3: Reflect on investigations, including whether a test was fair or not (ACSIS058)
Book 3 – The Mind
Health and Physical Education - Years 5 and 6: Investigate resources and strategies to manage changes and transitions associated with puberty (ACPPS052)
Health and Physical Education - Years 5 and 6: Examine the influence of emotional responses on behaviour and relationships (ACPPS056)
Use and influence of science 3: Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions (ACSHE051)
Book 4 – Forces and Motion
Physical sciences 4: Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance (ACSSU076)
Science as a Human Endeavour. Use and influence of science 4: Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions (ACSHE062)
Science as a Human Endeavour. Nature and development of science 7: Science knowledge can develop through collaboration across the disciplines of science and the contributions of people from a range of cultures (ACSHE223)
Feedback from Readers:
"Too good for words!" Hope, age 13.
"I took your book home and read it and I think it is fabulous. In the beginning it looked like a regular young person's story about school bullies and then the story really took off when the space ship took off. I love the creatures and worlds you created.
I think you have managed to combine the science into it in a really good way. It does not slow the story down but adds an extra dimension to the story for those that want it. I think it would make an exciting movie too.
- Nikki, Self published author.
Check out our new 'Boys Space' cover edition of book 1!
Same book, new cover, apparently "more appealing to boys"