Science stories

Every discovery and invention began with curiosity and enthusiasm. Stories about well-known scientists and inventors will reawaken that curiosity in you. Are black holes really black? What happened when some mold was left in the study? These stories bring the magic of scientific knowledge to life. In an engaging way, they familiarise children with famous scientific discoveries and the people behind them.

Modesty as Big as the Moon

Modesty as Big as the Moon

8
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5
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This story, based on real events, tells about the perseverance and determination of little Neil, who was fascinated by flying. Through hard work and years of effort, he eventually became the first man on the Moon. It can also inspire today's children and show them what their efforts can bring.

Stephen and the Calculating Machine

Stephen and the Calculating Machine

5
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5
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Ever since he was little, Stephen had been fond of maths and physics. Thanks to a connection with a good, inspiring teacher, his hobby would become a life-long passion. Despite extreme difficulties, Stephen Hawking became a legend in the field of science. Read with your kids a fairy tale based on his life story.

How Otto Was Fed up with Glasses

How Otto Was Fed up with Glasses

9
 min
5
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From his early childhood, Otto was hardworking and patient. This quality comes in handy in his life, because it is important to be persistent and not to give up when working as a chemist. And it pays off: Otto, along with his friend, invents contact lenses, which millions of people around the world still use today.

Not Just Another Pretty Hollywood Face

Not Just Another Pretty Hollywood Face

8
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8
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Hedy Lamarr was a beautiful film actress in the 1930s and 1940s. But she had much more to offer than just her good looks – she was a gifted inventor. In fact, her invention she created to help the Allies during WWII is something we all use today!

Louis's Love of Light

Louis's Love of Light

7
 min
5
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Louis had been fascinated by light and by what it could do from an early age. He'd been playing with light all of his life, enchanting audiences in the theatre and the whole of Paris. But he still wanted to do more. What if he could manage to tame light and capture it?

Clement and the Mousebird

Clement and the Mousebird

9
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5
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Little Clement is different from his peers because he is fascinated by birds, butterflies and insects. But most of all, he longs to fly. Unlike others who gradually forget their childhood dreams, Clement works tirelessly on his passion and invents a previously unheard of thing - the world's first flying machine!

A Black Hole Isn't Black

A Black Hole Isn't Black

8
 min
5
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Stevie has a love for space and planets. When he finds out there was a famous scientist with the same name and the same passion, he wants to become just like him. And so he starts to learn about black holes. They're so mysterious and curious! But... are they really black?

Ada, the Queen of Numbers

Ada, the Queen of Numbers

9
 min
5
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Everyone has a talent. You just have to discover it. Maths is the least favourite subject of many children. But young Ada loves the subject, filled as it is with logical thought and all of those numbers. Thanks to her passion for numbers and calculations, she is able to think up things never seen before. By using her imagination, she becomes the first to prove that machines can think too…

Dynamite and TNT Have a Disagreement

Dynamite and TNT Have a Disagreement

6
 min
5
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TNT and dynamite argue over who is better at blowing things up. They're both convinced they're better than the other. The roadworks tools step in to help decide - who do you think they chose?

The Man Behind the Messy Mold

The Man Behind the Messy Mold

6
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5
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Alec's head was always busy with so many ideas it made him forgetful and untidy. And he always had a runny nose, too! So when he grew up, he became a doctor. He wanted to find a cure for bacteria, which could be deadly. And after not just one, but two accidents, he discovered something really special. Read on to find out more!

Johann, Who Liked to Read

Johann, Who Liked to Read

10
 min
5
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Johann was fascinated by reading from an early age. However, in his days, books were very rare, and only a few people had books at home! Johann's ingenuity and creativity, however, led him to a revolutionary idea... Read his story and learn how book printing was born - a discovery that has changed the whole world.