Horrible Science: Frightening Light

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 teachers like to keep you in the dark about. 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! Switch on your brain with Frightening Light!

Recent reviews

  • 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!

    6 March 2013

  • its a good book

    5 March 2013

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  • Nick arnold best 537877

    Nick Arnold

    Nick Arnold has been writing for Scholastic for ten years, clocking up over 20 titles in the HORRIBLE SCIENCE series. Nick lives in Devon.

    Awards

    Nick Arnold has won three Aventis Science Prizes for the Horrible Science series, for Blood, Bones and Body Bits, Ugly Bugs and Really Rotten Experiments, and won the 2013 Best Book with Facts at the Blue Peter Book Awards.

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    Tony De Saulles

    Tony De Saulles trained in graphic design, but since illustrating the Horrible Science series, has been concentrating on his illustrative style. Tony lives in Cheltenham.

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