Eight Year 8 scientists reviewed five recently published, general science books as part of the Royal Society’s judging panel for ‘Young People’s Book Prize’.
On Thursday 12th November, eight students discussed 5 books that have been nominated for the Young People’s Book Prize. They were asked by the Royal Society to judge the nominated books for the second year running. Students judged the books based on level of curiosity, ease of reading, illustrations and engagement. The nominated books were Astrophysics, Cats React to Science Facts, Gut Garden, How to Win a Nobel prize, In the Key of Code and Everyday Journeys.
‘We worked in small groups and took it in turn to look at the book and give scores out of 5. We then compared our scores and decided on an overall value. The best book was ‘Cats React to Science Facts’ as it was interesting with good illustrations.’
A. Hussain (8Fr)