Mr Shaha’s Marvellous Machines

Alom Shaha and Emily Robertson

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.

Praise for Recipes for Wonder: ‘Alom Shaha is gentle and persuasive, the type of teacher you would have loved to have had educate you.’

- The Guardian

Praise for Recipes for Wonder: ‘[T]he perfect diversion for curious minds.’

- Irish Times

Praise for Recipes for Wonder: ‘A charming, accessible way to introduce children to the wonders of scientific research. Every experiment is simple, yet there’s no skimming over the hard facts. I wish I’d had a book like this when I was growing up.’

- Angela Saini, author of Inferior:How Science Got Women Wrong

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Alom Shaha

Alom Shaha was born in Bangladesh but grew up in London. He has produced, directed, and appeared in television programmes for broadcasters such as the BBC and has received NESTA and Nuffield Foundation fellowships. He teaches and writes for print and online publications including The Guardian.


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