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*ONLINE* Alom Shaha at Newark Book Festival

Join Alom Shaha online on 10 July at 1pm, as he talks about his new book Mr Shaha's Marvellous Machines – plus, everyone can join in and have a go! Follow the simple steps to build toys which fly, spin, whizz, and pop.

To encourage recycling and re-use, everything in the book is made from household items you’ve probably got lying around. At the heart of the book is the idea that we don’t have to be buying new, instead we can make and learn about engineering and science at the same time.

Discover the joy of making, and develop your creativity, scientific thinking, problem solving, and practical skills with Mr Shaha’s Marvellous Machines. This event is in association with the Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity. 

Recommended Ages: 5-12 years and their grown ups. For more information and to book your ticket please visit the event website

Mr Shaha’s Marvellous Machines

Transform and recycle 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…

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Mr Shaha’s Recipes for Wonder

Alom Shaha

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Mr Shaha’s Marvellous Machines

Alom Shaha

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