Mr Shaha’s Marvellous Machines

Transform household objects into your very own home-made toys and machines! Over 15 fun engineering projects from scientist and dad, Alom Shaha.

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About the book

Publisher notes

  • Publication date: 02 July 2021
    ISBN: 9781922310033
    Format (h x w): 300mm × 240mm
    Extent: 64pp
    Category: Hardback
    RRP: AU $27.99
    Rights held: World

  • Publication date: 08 July 2021
    ISBN: 9781913348120
    Format (h x w): 300mm × 240mm
    Extent: 64pp
    Category: Hardback
    RRP: £12.99
    Rights held: World

Description

Transform 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.

Reviews

‘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