This is an intriguing book by an award-winning writer, subtitled A Scientific Guide to Growing Up. Since childhood, the author (who was diagnosed with autism and later with ADHD) has loved the logic of the scientific world whilst often being baffled by social interactions. She could understand how metals react with the liquids and gases around them, but not how humans make friends with some people but not with others. In this book Dr Pang highlights scientific topics such as chemical reactions, forces, and cell specialisation and relates them to our experiences in life. This book will appeal especially to children growing up neurodiverse but it is very relatable in general, and the author’s enthusiasm for science is infectious. An excellent resource for teachers as well.
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