Splatter science

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By Nick Arnold — Author of the Horrible Science series. Nick’s website nickarnold-website.com features downloadable horrible experiments

Boys love grim and gruesome things. Nick Arnold shows you how to abandon traditional science lessons and embrace the gory bits


Like good cooking, good lessons depend on preparation. Boys respond best if they are taught with confidence, so it helps to have facts at your fingertips – horrible facts! Jot down grisly information from books or magazines into a ‘foul facts notebook’, organised under topic headings. You’ll soon have a foul fact for every lesson.

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