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Become a Super Sleuth with all three books in the "One Minute Mysteries" series!
Got a minute? Then we have a mystery for you!
These award-winning books make math and science fun. Each mystery features real world scenarios and takes just one minute to read. Challenging kids to use critical thinking skills, the books are as popular with educators as they are with kids!
Written by a father-daughter team, this set of entertaining and educational books is great for kids, grown-ups, educators and anyone who loves good mysteries, good math and science, or all three!
- One Minute Mysteries: 65 More Short Mysteries You Solve With Science!
- One Minute Mysteries: 65 Short Mysteries You Solve With Science!
- One Minute Mysteries: 65 Short Mysteries You Solve With Math!
Click on each title for sample content, awards, curriculum connections... and more!
Check out our fun and educational Activity Sheet!
Book Set ISBN: 978-1-938492-14-3
5.5” x 8.5” x 1.5", paperback
Ages: 8-14 (Science Books Ages: 8-12. Math Books Ages: 10-14)
Grade Level: 4-9
Guided Reading Level: M-Z
Awards and Accolades
- CBC-NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 List
- Book of the Year, Creative Child Magazine
- NSTA Recommends
- Brain Child Award Winner
- Editor’s Choice, Library Media Connection
- Outstanding Product, Homeschooling Family Association
- Seal of Approval, Young Voices Foundation
- Honors, National Parenting Publications Award
- Recommended by Science Books and Films
- Featured on NPR’s Science Friday
- Endorsed by Learning Magazine
All of our books have been awarded the coveted “Recommends” designation from the National Science Teachers Association. Our math books have been endorsed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
“These brainteasers are science magic! They help kids extract the important data needed to solve science and logic problems while strengthening and rewarding reading skills. My ten year old grandson devoured the book!”
—Robert Fenstermacher, Ph.D., Professor of Science and Society, Drew University.
“This book skillfully meshes humor and excitement with challenging problems! While kids have fun and solve the mysteries, they actually develop important deductive reasoning skills that they will use throughout their lives.”
—Rachel Connelly, Ph.D., Bion R. Cram Professor of Economics, Bowdoin College.
About the Authors
Eric Yoder is a writer and editor who has been published in a variety of magazines, newspapers, newsletters and online publications on science, government, law, business, sports and other topics. He has contributed to or edited numerous books, mainly in the areas of employee benefits and financial planning. A reporter at The Washington Post who also does freelance writing and editing, he was a member of the Advisory Committee for Science, Naturally’s 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science. He and his wife Patti have two daughters, Natalie and Valerie. Eric can be reached at Eric@ScienceNaturally.com
Natalie Yoder is a college student whose favorite subjects include psychology, science, and photography. A sports enthusiast, she participates in gymnastics, field hockey, diving, soccer, and track. She also enjoys writing, being with friends and family, and listening to music. She has been interviewed several times, along with her father, on National Public Radio to talk about their work on their One Minute Mysteries series: 65 Short Stories You Solve With Science! and 65 Short Stories You Solve With Math! She looks forward to writing more books. She is thinking about studying for careers in oceanography or photography. She can be reached at Natalie@ScienceNaturally.com