One Minute Mysteries:  65 Short Mysteries  You Solve With Science!

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Not your ordinary mystery book, One Minute Mysteries makes science fun! These short mysteries have a clever twist–you have to tap into your science wisdom to solve them! Each story, just one minute long, challenges your knowledge in earth, space, life, physical, chemical, and general science.

Try your hand at dozens of science mysteries (with solutions included) that will keep you entertained--and eager to learn more! A bonus section includes 5 mysteries from our next title in the series, One Minute Mysteries: 65 Short Mysteries You Solve With Math! No tools or special equipment required, all you need is a willingness to have fun. This entertaining and educational book is great for kids, grown-ups, educators and anyone who loves good mysteries, good science, or both!

"This is one smart, enjoyable book...highly enjoyable little stories, replete with fictional characters whose personalities shine through...bite-sized nature makes each mystery all the more compelling...evoke immediate curiosity and excitement in the reader, pulling them in for a fast, satisfying, thought-provoking ride."
-Tillywig, "Brain Child" Award Winner

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Awards and Accolades

  • "Brain Child," Tillywig Award Winner
  • NSTA Recommends
  • First Place, Purple Dragonfly
  • Honors, National Parenting Publications
  • Finalist, USA Best Books Awards
  • Editor's Choice, Library Media Connection
  • Recommended by Science Books and Films
  • Featured on NPR's Science Friday

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Product Specs:
Ages: 8-12
Grade Level: 4-8
Guided Reading Level: M-Z
5.5” x 8.5”, 192 pages,
Paperback $12.95
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9678020-1-5
E-Book $11.99
E-Book: 978-0-9700106-7-4

Available in Korean
ISBN: 978-1-938492-04-4


PhotoEric 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

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