Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Science Naturally! {Review}

Science Naturally! provided the crew with their very awesome One Minute Mysteries: 65 MORE Short Mysteries You Solve With Science book, written by Eric and Natalie Yoder.  This wonderful award winning book makes you think about science in a unique and fun way.  One Minute Mysteries: 65 MORE Short Mysteries You Solve With Science is a book you'll read again and again.

The stories throughout this book are short.  Each page contains a totally different science mystery written for children in simple language that is easy to comprehend.  One the front of each page, there is a mystery while on the back of each page the reader finds the answer.  And the answer isn't written in just a blah reply of science, but is presented in an intriguing and fun answer that leaves readers wanting to know more.  Added bonus is that each mystery takes a minute or less to read even with the answer!



We used this book together and alone.  I chose to read several entries just for fun during for science one day.  It made a great read aloud and left the kids wanting to read and learn more.  And each one did!  My older daughter took the book to her room to read at bedtime where she often reads her favorite fact books. She also read it aloud to her brother and sister, asking questions about each one before moving on to discover the answers.

This fun book is one that will remain in our library.  We will probably add other books from Science Naturally! because it does fit in so well with our laid-back eclectic and unschoolish educational style.  It would be a great edition to any homeschool though, as it can be used as a read-aloud or as a chapter book for your students.

One Minute Mysteries: 65 MORE Short Mysteries You Solve With Science is available at Science Naturally! for $9.95 plus shipping.  This is definitely one book you will want to add into your homeschool!

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