Keep your kids' brain active with these five clever literature-based, award-winning science and math books. Everyone in the family will love trying to solve these engaging, exciting (and shhh!...educational) brainteasers! Unravel real-life predicaments using everything from decimals to DNA, fractions to fingerprints. Keep the set together or use them as individual gifts.
Deluxe Smart Kid Book Set
Product Type Book Set Pages 939 ISBN 978-1-93849-213-6 Dimensions 5.57" x 9" Age Range 8-14 Grade Range 3-9 Language English
"These books are some of the most engaging nonfiction books I have ever read! They correlate so well with our science curriculum and the Common Core State Standards. The reason we love them is because they have real-world applications. With Mississippi adopting the new Common Core State Standards, using nonfiction texts is very important. Science, Naturally!’s books are an excellent asset to our teachers' resource libraries!"
-Sonya Smith, Science Coordinator, ATOMS2XP (Advancing Teachers of Middle School Science) and IMPACT2 (In-depth Mathematical Practices and Content Teacher Training), Miss. State, MS
"Encouraging critical thinking skills, it teaches children to think quickly and scientifically. One Minute Mysteries: 65 Short Mysteries You Solve With Science! is a highly recommended purchase for science teachers who want to introduce a bit of extra fun into the classroom."
-Buhle Wilis, Reviewer, Buhle's Bookshelf
"Few things zap the fun out of math quicker than a worksheet full of numbers. The mysteries in 65 Short Mysteries You Solve With Math! are word problems that stress cross-curricular reading comprehension, Core Curriculum focused real-world application and a hint of out-of-the-box thinking. They engage students and make math fun!"
"Many kids equate math with drudgery, but 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. One Minute Mysteries: 65 Short Mysteries You Solve with Math helps kids discover and experience the joys of math!"
-Rachel Connelly, PhD, Bion R. Cram Professor of Economics, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, NJ
"I have been using your first One Minute Mysteries book as BRAIN activities with my 6th grade science class. It has been such a hit! The students love them because they are challenging—puzzles to be solved with their peers. They compete enthusiastically to solve each mystery before their classmates. I love them because each mystery kick-starts their brains into a critical thinking, problem solving mode in just minutes at the beginning of each class. The scenarios stimulate wonderful scientific debates among my students. They are a fun strategy for the students to apply their science knowledge to real world problems. This next book is as riveting as the original! I look forward to adding it to my classroom resources. Thanks again for creating this wonderful addition to science teaching and learning!"
-Margie Hawkins, 6th Grade Science Teacher, Winfree Bryant MS, Lebanon, TN, NSTA STEM Forum and Expo Steering Committee
"Science teachers will thank you for having this book in your collection! Readers will be lured by the catchy story titles and short mysteries that cover wide variety of science themes in Life Science, Earth and Space Science, Physical and Chemical Science, and General Science. The science content is woven into the story seamlessly, while keeping the stories to a page length. With the Common Core Standards requiring reading and writing across the subject areas, this book is perfect. The stories provide a wonderful opportunity to use content knowledge and critical thinking skills to construct a response. The captivating stories will encourage even the most reluctant reader. this is a great read for kids who love science as well as a valuable resource for teachers."
-Pamela K. Simmons, Library Media Specialist, Penn Ya, New York Library Media Connection, Recommended
"This is a fantastic book for quizzing students during the last 10 minutes of class or as a transition activity. The resource section at the back of the book offers fabulous ideas and resources for budding scientists, and the index is very helpful. It can be used for a review after a unit of study, to supplement a unit of study, or to extend a unit of study. Overall, it would be a great addition to any classroom library!"
-Tracy Alley, Teacher & Coordinator of Gifted Programs Madeira City Schools & Adjunct Professor, University of Cincinnati
"In 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science, children and adults alike find clear and engaging explanations of complex phenomena. Michels and Levy's book not only provides us with answers, but more importantly, also gives us the tools to ask the next question, and the next, and the next... 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science encourages a lifetime of curiosity about the world around us!"
-Julie Edmonds, PhD, Associate Director, Carnegie Academy for Science Education
"Being comfortable with math makes everyone smarter consumers and more rational decision makers. Most people don’t realize how much math is used in making everyday choices. 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Math!, which is complete with real-life scenarios, shows kids that math is everywhere. This is a wonderful book for making complex topics approachable and helping readers discover the fascinating world of math!"
-Rachel Connelly, PhD, Bion R. Cram Professor of Economics, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
"101 Things Everyone Should Know About Math truly illustrates the scope and importance of learning and understanding mathematics. It is a fabulous resource for kids, parents and teachers looking for a way to link mathematics to everyday life. With entertaining connections to popular culture, sports, hobbies, science and careers, kids of all ages will find this book engaging…and challenging!"
-Carole Basile, EdD, University of Colorado, Denver, and Co-Director, Rocky Mountain Middle School Math and Science Partnership
"101 Things Everyone Should Know About Math! is great for practice and exploration. The puzzles and activities are entertaining and smartly connected to real life. Whether you are an expert or a novice, you’ll find the challenges to be intriguing and insightful!"
-Maria Diamantis, Professor of Mathematics Education, Southern Connecticut State University