New for Pre-Teens: Bilingual edition of One Minute Mysteries You Solve with Science!
Got a minute? Washington DC based publisher Science, Naturally has released a powerful new educational tool that encourages kids to solve science brainteasers in two languages.
One Minute Mysteries: More Short Mysteries You Solve with Science! ~ Misterios de un minuto: ¡Más Misterios Cortos que Resuelves con Ciencias! was created to grow reading, reasoning, and language skills using a science mystery that takes just one minute to read. Each mystery challenges a student’s knowledge in essential, age-appropriate, scientific topics in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth, Space, and General Science. Kids in grades 4-8 will be entertained and educated at the same time!
The father and daughter team, Eric Yoder and Natalie Yoder, wrote each story working together, side by side. Eric started giving Natalie stories when she was eight years old, with the hope of spurring her interest in science and emphasizing its real-life applications in daily life. It worked. And it can work for your kids, too!
Natalie shared that they had a really weird technique they used whenever they got stuck looking for a new idea. “We stared at a dead spider on the ceiling above my dad’s desk for hours and hours.”
The result? They ended up with dozens of mystery stories—and three award-winning books! Here’s a sampling from a chapter titled, Shoo Fly, Don’t Bother Me.