As part of The Schoolhouse Review Crew, I received the book One Minute Mysteries: 65 More Short Mysteries You Solve With Science! from Science Naturally to review. Science Naturally is an independent press that produces interesting math and science books, booklets, and apps. One Minute Mysteries: 65 More Short Mysteries You Solve With Science is written by father – daughter team Eric Yoder and Natalie Yoder. Their books have won multiple awards.
One Minute Mysteries: 65 More Short Mysteries You Solve With Science, written for kids ages 8-12, is the second book in the science series. You can read a mystery sample here. These fun brain teasers get kids thinking about science to solve the mysteries. Each story takes about one minute to read. They are fun little stories that engage children and keep them interested in solving the mysteries. The story is on one side of the page, with the answer to the mystery on the back side of the page.
I used One Minute Mysteries: 65 More Short Mysteries You Solve With Science with my 12 year old, 6th grade son. I started out reading the stories out loud to him. After a few days, he switched to reading the stories himself. His choice. Most days he read one story, but some days he read several because he was so interested in the stories, that he just kept reading. Since the answer to the mystery is on the back side of the page, kids can read this book themselves and still be able to solve the mystery without seeing the answer.
I like that there is an index in the back of the book, making it easy for kids to refer back to the book again and again. There are a lot of black and white pictures in the book, and even a chart about mineral hardness.
With One Minute Mysteries: 65 More Short Mysteries You Solve With Science, kids will be able to use their critical thinking skills, while learning more about science. My son enjoyed reading this book, and I did, too. He would often ask questions about the science in the stories. This book gets kids thinking and talking about science. This book is a great supplement to your science curriculum. I think it would make a great gift, too. One Minute Mysteries are a great way to start the school day, or draw the kids back into school after a lunch break.
“I liked that the stories were short. I liked reading one a day.” – Zach
There’s a section in the back of this book with 5 One Minute Mysteries You Solve With Math. A great way to preview the math mysteries.
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