Discover all about science with our latest Disney encyclopedia

11/07/11. John Devlin. FALKIRK. Smith's bike shop, High St. Pic for this week's Disney book 'Marvels of Science' - in pic Maekenzie Ferguson (6) and Kiah Ferguson (3)
11/07/11. John Devlin. FALKIRK. Smith's bike shop, High St. Pic for this week's Disney book 'Marvels of Science' - in pic Maekenzie Ferguson (6) and Kiah Ferguson (3)

Science is all about working out why things happen the way they do.

Over the centuries, scientists have found answers to many of the big questions people ask.

It might appear complicated - but science can be made easy by relating it to everyday objects, as the latest volume in our Disney ‘The Wonderful World of Knowledge’ series shows.

Mackenzie Ferguson (6) and his sister Kiah (3) already know about the basic laws of forces of motion - by simply riding their bikes.

And ‘The Marvels of Science’ volume explains just how it all works.

A force makes things start moving, like when they peddle, and friction slows things down - like when they apply the brakes.

And when it comes to bikes, there’s one place in Falkirk that people know more than others - G.W. Smith Cycles in the town’s High Street.

The company has been based in the district for over a century.

Mackenzie and Kiah’s dad Gordon has worked at the shop for 20 of those years.

‘The Marvels of Science’ is the eighth in our series of Disney encyclopedias. Readers can pick-up a copy for just £2.99 by collecting the token printed on page 22 and taking it to a participating newsagent.

The 58-page full-colour volume explains all about how our world works - from why rainbows are colourful to how gravity keeps us on the ground.

Photos and illustrations really bring the pages to life, and the familiar faces of Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Pluto and Goofy make sure the information appeals to all the family.

You can buy any volumes that you may have missed by emailing csu@jpress.co.uk or by calling 0800 328 4252.