"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 Field Coordinator, ATOMS2XP (Advancing Teachers of Middle School Science) and IMPACT2 (In-depth Mathematical Practices and Content Teacher Training), Mississippi State, MS
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NSTA Recommends The National Science Teacher's Association (NSTA) has awarded it their highly regarded "NSTA Recommends" designation. NSTA is the largest organization in the world (60,000 strong) committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all.
Science Books & Films, the review journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), gave the book two stars - their highest rating!
NPR Science Friday Featured on Science Friday, weekly science talk show aired on public radio stations nationwide. Authors Eric and Natalie Yoder spent half an hour with show host Ira Flatow on January 2, 2009 as part of NPR's Talk of the Nation programming.
REALscience, an online media company focused on bringing science content to consumers any way and anywhere they want, is producing ten of the mysteries in audio segments (using a 1930's radio detective style). These audio versions can be played, for free, at ScienceNaturally.com and REALscience.us.
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"Developing higher-level thinking skills should be commonplace in the curriculum now and this book does provide a way of doing that, it might even lead to students making up their own mysteries for their classmates to solve. I would recommend this book to teachers of years 5, 6 or 7."
-The Association for Science Education (UK)
"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."
-Willis M. Buhle, Reviewer, Buhle's Bookshelf
“Conundrums, puzzles and enigmas! The scientific approach prevails overall. One Minute Mysteries: 65 Short Mysteries You Solve With Science! turns us into sleuth hounds. If only textbooks were such fun!”
—April Holladay, author of Globe and Mail’s online science column,WonderQuest
“One Minute Mysteries: 65 Short Mysteries You Solve With Science! turns kids into scientists! Each of these clever stories sets up a mystery that can be solved using a bit of creative analytical reasoning. Stimulating and great fun for the whole family!”
—Katrina L. Kelner, Ph.D., Deputy Editor of Life Sciences, Science Magazine
“Parents and kids alike will be challenged by these stimulating, real-world science mysteries. One Minute Mysteries: 65 Short Mysteries You Solve With Science! is a great way to grow a young scientist—or improve an old one! This book belongs in every school and every home.”
—Julie Edmonds, Co-Director, Carnegie Academy for Science Education
“Everyone loves a mystery! The father-daughter team behind One Minute Mysteries: 65 Short Mysteries You Solve With Science! have done a wonderful job writing stories that draw in curious young people... and show them that science can answer many of life’s mysteries!”
—Patricia Sievert, MS, Physics and Physics Education, Northern Illinois University
“A wonderful novel way to get kids happily engaged in problem-solving. It not only teaches kids about science, but also demonstrates how to use science in everyday life. Relevant, real-life examples make One Minute Mysteries: 65 Short Mysteries You Solve With Science! a great read for kids…and adults!”
—Marina Moses, DrPH, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services
“These clever little science-based mysteries will have a myriad of uses. I see them as the perfect solution for stimulating kids on car journeys by really getting them to use their intellect.”
—Kathleen Karr, author of Born for Adventure and Agatha Award-winning The 7th Knot
“Like potato chips, one isn’t enough—with One Minute Mysteries: 65 Short Mysteries You Solve With Science! you’ll just want to read more: These one-minute science mysteries are fun treats for readers that will sharpen their powers of observation and improve their reasoning abilities.”
—Brenda Seabrooke, author of award-winning The Haunting of Swain’s Fancy
“Brilliant idea! What a wonderful father-daughter venture! The short story form and lively, friendly writing style make reading easy and fun. I couldn’t put it down! When I thought I’d take a break from reading, my curiosity led me to read ‘just one more.’ One Minute Mysteries: 65 Short Mysteries You Solve With Science! is not too theoretical, is easy to apply and boosts children’s natural curiosity to learn.”
—Shoshana Hayman, Life Center, Tel Aviv
“One Minute Mysteries: 65 Short Mysteries You Solve With Science! is a great concept! It puts science in an everyday context and mixes it with a little intrigue to draw in both the inquisitive mystery buff and the curious budding scientist. What a brilliant idea for a father and daughter to write them together. They ensure that the mysteries are just as engaging for adults as they are for kids. What a great book!”
—Marc Zev, author of 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Math
“I love One Minute Mysteries: 65 Short Mysteries You Solve With Science! I’m delighted to see a book featuring critical reasoning rather than fact memorization offered as a science-education resource. This book keeps you turning page after page!”
—Ryan McAllister, Ph.D., Biophysics, Georgetown University
“One Minute Mysteries: 65 Short Mysteries You Solve With Science! gives parents and children a magnificent imaginative platform to discover the way our world works.”
—Marisa Frieder, Ph.D., Microbiology, Oregon Health and Science University
"An extraordinary, one-of-a-kind catalyst for science enthusiasm - and in just 60 seconds each!"
-Margaret Kenda, Ph.D., author of Science Wizardry for Kids and Math Wizardry for Kids
"Amazing, mind-bending tales so interesting you don't even realize you are learning! I couldn't stop reading the book."
-Billy Moses, fifth grader, Washington, DC
"Science can be a highly entertaining and appealing subject, if presented right. "One Minute Mysteries: 65 Short Mysteries You Solve With Science!" is a collection of simple science experiments to get children motivated and excited by science. Encouraging critical thinking skills, it teaches children to think quickly and scientifically. "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."
-Midwest Book Review