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Product description

Light! It’s blindingly obvious! It’s just sunshine and the light-bulb in your living room. Isn’t it? Um… no. Because the science of light is full of sizzling, squishy, horrid facts that you’re still in the dark about.

So read on if you want to know:

  • how lethal laser beams can sizzle human flesh
  • why dead bodies make ghostly glowing lights
  • how rattlesnakes can find you in the dark
  • why contact lenses were moulded from dead people’s eyeballs
  • how eclipses turn night into day
  • how stars have colours we can’t see
  • how to use light to zap enemy missiles

Some of it’s light-hearted fun – and some of it will scare the living daylights out of you! Lighten up lessons and get kids shining in their tests with a Horrible Science book guaranteed to switch on brains.

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Horrible Science





Date published

March 2nd, 2009

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  • 176 pages


UK edition

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  1. Zoe Graham
    on 14 May 2020

    Spelling on front cover!!

    I cannot believe this book has been published with a glaring spelling mistake on the front cover! An educational book publisher who doesn’t know how to proofread books. Embarrassing.

    Scholastic: Thank you for your feedback. We apologise for this oversight, and we have passed this on to our non-fiction team so it can be corrected in future printings.

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  1. Pearl 113298

    on 6 March 2013

    soooo funny i love this book and all it’s series! it’s a really fun way to learn about light. you don’t even have to like art, science or be good at either one of them to like this series. hope you like this book and i recommend all the other books in the series too!

  2. Avatar owl 761790

    on 5 March 2013

    its a good book