Book That Makes Science Fun

I can always go for a book that makes science fun.  Today I have a collaboration with Bill Nye that informs kids about global warming, Antartica and density.  There are even some experiments in the back to try if you are so inclined.  The best part is that they have not sacrificed the story in the name of science so kids can caught up in the mystery of the missing scientist and not feel like they are reading a textbook.

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Title: Jack and the Geniuses: At the Bottom of the Worldjack and the geniuses book that makes science fun

Authors: Bill Nye and Gregory Mone

Target: Grades 3-6

Series: This is the first book in a planned series

What this book is about:

Jack is the most academically challenged in his family. His sister Ava and brother Matt are geniuses, but Jack provides a little more common sense to the group. All three siblings work with Dr. Hank Witherspoon, and inventor and scientist who takes them to Antartica where he is going to judge a prestigious scientific award. When one of the scientists goes missing, Jack knows something isn’t right, but the others seemed less inclined to be concerned. Jack needs to convince everyone there is a problem and work with his genius siblings to solve the case.

Why I love this book:

  • There is science in this book, but it doesn’t smack you over the head. The story is front and center, so kids won’t feel as though they have been handed a science book disguised as fiction.
  • I am always a fan of Bill Nye so I was happy to see him educated kids on global warming, Antarctica, and density.
  • Jack is an appealing character and I enjoyed his siblings. The mystery engaged me and will keep kids well entertained.

Who this book is for:

This is a great book for kids who like Stuart Gibbs. This book actually reminded me quite of bit of Space Case. For kids who like an action packed mystery, hand them this one.

Final thoughts:

I liked the science explanations in the back and there is even an experiment about density and ocean currents.

To purchase this book:

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