Curious Minds: 40 Hands-on Activities to Inspire a Love of Learning
Wouldn’t it be nice to find a book that was chock full of well-designed projects kids could do that would engender learning about all different kinds of things, a book that speaks directly to the kids in ways that will excite them? Well, look no further. This book will really excite kids and make them want to try these activities and learn, learn, learn. It is broken into six sections by subject: Physics & Math, Chemistry, Language Arts, Earth Science, Social Studies, and Biology. It is especially nice to see Language Arts and Social Studies included in this kind of hands-on activity book. Each activity shows the Content Focus and Primary Skills Focus followed by the Mission Objective, which is an extensive write-up of what the activity is really all about. A section for Learning the Lingo explains expressions specific to the topic. A Materials List, Plan of Attack (the activity), and Taking it to the Max (result) tie things up for each activity. Simple line illustrations are included where needed.
Lively writing in a second-person point of view gives a real immediacy and generates excitement. This is a real winner!
Chicago Review Press
Ty Kolstedt, Dr. Azeem Z. Vasi