We received One Minute Mysteries: 65 More Short Mysteries You Solve with Science! by Eric Yoder and Natalie Yoder for review purposes.
Vendor Contact Information: Science Naturally
Age Appeal: 8-12
Format: paperback (ISBN: 978-1-9384920-0-6
One Minute Mysteries: 65 More Short Mysteries You Solve with Science is the second book in the series written by the father-daughter team of Eric Yoder and Natalie Yoder. Life Science, Earth and Space Science, Physical and Chemical Science, and General Science are the topics discussed in this book.
We needed a little extra for our science class time, so we decided to read two mysteries per day. B and I both had turns at reading the mysteries and we all worked at solving them. B and C had a lot of fun solving them. C had a little bit of trouble solving them, but I think it is because she is only seven and doesn’t have enough life experience. B had no problem solving the problems. We all enjoyed reading and learning from different areas of science.
- The children were always excited to read the book and solve the mysteries.
- This would be a good book to use when traveling or when the children are bored.
- It was fun to use for science class or to read for fun.
What B (boy, age nine, officially in third grade) Liked and Disliked:
- I really liked it.
- I learned some things I didn’t know before like, a shooting star isn’t a star, a hard-boiled egg spins more slowly than a raw one, and when instruments are colder they sound off pitch.
- I liked the photos.
- This book is good for everyone.
What C (girl, age seven, officially in first grade) Liked and Disliked:
- I liked the photos.
- I liked trying to solve the mysteries.
- I liked the “Life Science” section, because we learned about nature.
- It is great for everyone!
I really like the One Minute Mysteries: 65 More Short Mysteries You Solve with Science. It covers a variety of science topics such as Life, Physical, General and more. These are short mysteries that have kids think about answers using open ended questions instead of the usual yes/no or multiple choice close ended questions.
The book is small enough to take anywhere and use while on road trips, at the doctor’s office, just about anywhere where you’ll be waiting for a few minutes or longer. Having the solutions listed at the next page turn instead of finding a page somewhere in the back of the book is well thought out and certainly has the reader in mind.
I definitely recommend this book as a way to engage your kids in finding solutions by thinking instead of choosing a listed answer.
Mamma recommends One Minute Mysteries: 65 More Short Mysteries You Solve with Science! by Eric Yoder and Natalie Yoder.
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