WHIZZ POP BANG! - Story Snug


WHIZZ POP BANG! is ‘An Awesomely Amazing Science Magazine’. Designed to help children get excited by science it contains experiments, facts, puzzles, riddles and jokes all presented in a really fun way. But it’s not only great for children, as a parent and as a teacher, I found it interesting, informative and fun to read too!

Thank you to WHIZZ POP BANG! for sending us ‘The Dinosaur Issue’ of the magazine. This issue includes a special report on why dinosaurs became extinct as well as other articles about dinosaurs and an interview with dinosaur hunter, Dr. Steve Brusatte. It’s not all about dinosaurs though, there’s an article about the planet Mercury as well as information and explanations about fire, how levers work, a profile of Leonardo da Vinci and the latest science news.

WHIZZ POP BANG! Magazine cover - Story Snug

Linked to the UK National Curriculum the WHIZZ POP BANG! magazine is printed on sturdy ethically sourced paper and contains 32 pages. A contents page at the beginning helps the reader to find what they are looking for and gives a one sentence description about each page. Information is given in bite size chunks and interspersed with clear, colour photographs and quirky illustrations (and there are no adverts!).

There are some great activities and challenges interspersed through the magazine. We had fun looking for the science equipment that was hidden on each page and my daughter enjoyed solving the riddles (she’s also been asking all her friends if they can solve them too!). There’s a letter page where children can ‘Ask Y’ (a robot) their science questions and also send in photos of their own science experiments. The top ten page  of this issue has some really amazing animal facts and there’s a word search and a quiz to complete.

WHIZZ POP BANG! is only available on subscription but the magazine can also be delivered overseas. You can order a single copy of the magazine for £3.75 which is useful if you are a teacher covering a particular science topic. More information is available on the WHIZZ POP BANG! website.

We were not asked to recommend WHIZZ POP BANG! on Story Snug but we want to as it really is an interesting read and a very informative resource for budding scientists (young and old!). As a gender neutral magazine covering a wide range of topics it really does include something for everybody.

Age Range: 6 +

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16 responses to “WHIZZ POP BANG! Magazine”

  1. Becky, Cuddle Fairy avatar

    It sounds like a great magazine. I love the no adverts & ethically sourced paper! Also how they have a snippet at the top of each page. Great idea too! Lovely review. #ReadWithMe x

    1. Catherine avatar

      Thank you Becky, it really seems that the publishers have thought of everything 🙂

  2. Maddy@writingbubble avatar

    I’m not aware of this magazine but it sounds great! My boys love finding out facts and doing experiments so I may order a one-off and see how we go! Thanks xx #readwithme

    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s a fairly new magazine. I like the way that you can buy one copy before you decide to take out a subscription 🙂

  3. Yet Another Blogging Mummy!!! avatar

    I haven’t come across this before. And it looks a lot more colourful than the Okido one which we tried last year, as I won a 6 copy subscription. Looks very engaging #readwithme

    1. Catherine avatar

      I haven’t seen Okido so I can’t compare but I would definitely recommend WHIZZ BANG POP!

  4. Acorn Books avatar

    I love anything that might get children excited about science and this looks brilliant!
    Also, how great that there’s no adverts to distract away from the content!

    1. Catherine avatar

      It is and a subscription to WHIZZ POP BANG! would make a great birthday or Christmas present.

  5. Sarah MumofThree World avatar

    This is the sort of thing my boys would have loved when they were younger! There are so many different ways to learn. I read some kids’ science books for work recently and was amazed at how much I learned from reading them. I also know pretty much all I know about history from watching Horrible Histories!

    1. Catherine avatar

      I think that we need to invest in The Horrible Histories series!! I fond history very dull at school!

  6. Chantelle Hazelden avatar

    Aaaa love the look of this, reading and having fun whilst learning and the price is quite reasonable compared to a lot of magazines and comics on the market these days! Thanks for sharing with #ReadWithMe

    1. Catherine avatar

      And no adverts and cheap plastic toys 🙂

  7. Tracey @ mummyshire avatar

    I have seen these magazines advertised on Facebook but never knew anyone who had actually used one.
    I know the comic format works really well when it comes to engaging my 4yo boy, but ours are mainly art and phonics based. These being science based look really interested and suitable to occupy the minds of slightly older children, so this really does look interesting.

    1. Catherine avatar

      I haven’t seen any other magazines that are specifically science based. I like the way that you can order just one magazine to see if you like it before taking out a subscription.

  8. Kim Carberry avatar

    What a great way to get children learning….It sounds like a great read and very interesting! x

    1. Catherine avatar

      It is the kind of magazine that you can dip in and out of as well as go back to for reference. It’s definitely interesting, I learnt lots too!