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This book set includes:

65 Short Mysteries You Solve With Science!
Not your ordinary mystery book, One Minute Mysteries makes science fun! Each story, just one minute long, challenges your knowledge in earth, space, life, physical, chemical, and general science. No tools or special equipment required, all you need is a willingness to have fun. This entertaining and educational book is great for kids, grown-ups, educators, and anyone who loves good mysteries, good science, or both!

65 Short Mysteries You Solve With Math!
Crack open this book to sharpen your logic and reasoning skills. These literature-based math mysteries take just one minute to read. The brainteasers are entertaining, but even better, their real-world connections help kids see math concepts and quandries as approachable, learnable, and solvable. A fun way to develop deductive reasoning skills and discover the joys of math!

101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science
Why do you see lightning before you hear thunder? What keeps the planets orbiting around the sun? What metal is a liquid at room temperature? Science affects everything—yet so many of us wish we understood it better. Using an accessible question-and-answer approach, key concepts in biology, chemistry, physics, earth, and general science are explored and demystified in this award-winning book. An engaging and fun way to better your understanding of how science surrounds us everyday.

101 Things Everyone Should Know About Math
Do you excel in math? Do you struggle with it? If the answer is Yes, this book is for you! These math questions show you that math is everywhere—and knowing how to tackle it is useful... and fun. With entertaining connections to popular culture, sports, hobbies, science and careers, the challenges are intriguing and insightful (plus you don't need a calculator or paper to solve them). Open this book and discover the fascinating world of math!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780970010605
Publisher: Science, Naturally!
Publication date: 02/07/2015
Pages: 751
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 11.30(h) x 2.10(d)
Age Range: 8 - 14 Years

About the Author

One Minute Mysteries: 65 Short Mysteries You Solve With Math and One Minute Mysteries: 65 Short Mysteries You Solve With Science

Eric Yoder is a writer and editor who has been published in a variety of magazines, newspapers, newsletters and online publications on science, government, law, business, sports and other topics. He has contributed to or edited numerous books, mainly in the areas of employee benefits and financial planning. A reporter at The Washington Post who also does freelance writing and editing, he was a member of the Advisory Committee for Science, Naturally’s 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science. He and his wife Patti have two daughters, Natalie and Valerie. Eric can be reached at Eric@ScienceNaturally.com.

Natalie Yoder is a college student whose favorite subjects include psychology, science, and photography. A sports enthusiast, she participates in gymnastics, field hockey, diving, soccer, and track. She also enjoys writing, being with friends and family, and listening to music. She has been interviewed several times, along with her father, on National Public Radio to talk about their work on their One Minute Mysteries series: 65 Short Stories You Solve With Science! and 65 Short Stories You Solve With Math! She looks forward to writing more books. She is thinking about studying for careers in oceanography or photography. She can be reached at Natalie@ScienceNaturally.com.


101 Things Everyone Should Know About Math

Marc Zev is an engineer who has published in the fields of Structural Mechanics and Information Technology. He is founder and president of the Foundation for Innovative Learning, a non-profit dedicated to enhancing the problem-solving abilities of children and adults. He also owns Pensive Products, which creates educational tools, such as Math Flaps, a manipulative specifically designed to teach division. He lives in Chatsworth, California with his wife, two sons, four finches and dog. He can be reached at Marc@ScienceNaturally.com.

Kevin Segal has a Bachelor's in Pure Mathematics and a Master's in Applied Mathematics, both from California State University, Fullerton. He also completed four years of post-graduate studies in Applied Mathematics at UCLA. An Associate of the Society of Actuaries, he now works as a "charismatic number cruncher." He lives in Chatsworth, California with his wife, daughter and son. He can be reached at Kevin@ScienceNaturally.com.

Nathan Levy is a prolific writer. Some of his books include Stories with Holes, Whose Clues? and 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science. A gifted educator, Nathan worked directly with children, teachers and parents in his 35 years as a teacher and principal. He has mentored more than 30 principals and superintendents and trained thousands of teachers in strategies that encourage the love of learning. A resident of Highstown, NJ, he leads workshops for educators and parents. He can be reached at Nathan@ScienceNaturally.com.

101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science

Dia L. Michels is is the founder and president of Platypus Media, an independent press in Washington, DC, whose goal is to create and distribute materials that promote family life by educating grown-ups about infant development and by teaching children about the world around them. She is an award-winning science writer who has written or edited over a dozen books for adults and children. Her titles include Breastfeeding at a Glance: Facts, Figures and Trivia about Breastfeeding, Milk, Money and Madness: The Culture and Politics of Breastfeeding, and 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science. She teaches family science classes at children's and science museums around the US. She has spoken at national and international conferences for such groups as American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Association of Biology Teachers, La Leche League International, Smithsonian Institution, and the Museum of Science. Dia lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and their three children. She can be reached at Dia@ScienceNaturally.com.

Nathan Levy is a prolific writer. Some of his books include Stories with Holes, Whose Clues? and 100 Intriguing Questions. A gifted educator, Nathan worked directly with children, teachers and parents in his thirty five years as a teacher and principal. He has developed unique teaching strategies that encouraged the love of learning. He has also mentored more than thirty current principals and superintendents, as well as helped to train thousands of teachers and parents in strategies that encourage the love of learning. For the past thirty years, Nathan has led workshops at state and national education conferences all over the world. When hired to conduct school-based and district service, his ideas have helped raise pupil achievement and restore enthusiasm to the educational staff. Nathan has done workshops in the areas of reading language arts, social studies, math, critical thinking, gifted, special education, classroom management and is available for parent and business conferences. He can be reached at Nathan@ScienceNaturally.com.

Table of Contents

The Smart Kid Book Set contains 4 books ad these are their Table of Contents:

Table of Contents for One Minute Mysteries: 65 Short Mysteries You Solve With Math
ISBN: 978-0-9678020-0-8
Introductions
Why I Wrote This Book—Eric 11
Why I Wrote This Book—Natalie 13
Math at Home 15
1. Heavy Toll 17
2. Roll of the Dice 19
3. Pancake Mix-Up 21
4. In Hot Water 23
5. Flooring Them 25
6. Compounding His Interest 27
7. Setting the Date 29
8. Corralling the Problem 31
9. It’s a Gas 33
10. Cover Up 35
11. Cereal Numbers 37
12. Toss-Up 39
13. Seeing the Light 41
14. All Wound Up 43
15. Getting the Point 45
Math Outside 47
16. Tall Tale 49
17. Raking their Brains 51
18. A Measured Response 53
19. Lawn Ranger 55
20. Don’t Fence Me In 57
21. Slow Boat 59
22. Stepping Up to the Challenge 61
23. Getting a Lift 63
24. Shoe on the Other Foot 65
25. The Hole Truth 67
26. In the Deep End 69
27. A Ton of Trouble 71
28. Go Take a Hike 73
29. Chute in the Works 75
30. How Much Wood 77
Math at Play 79
31. Jumping Through Hoops 81
32. Ace of Clubs 83
33. A Slice of Life 85
34. A Perfect 10 87
35. Cutting Corners 89
36. Net Result 71
37. Capture the Difference 73
38. Way to Go 75
39. Hit Parade 77
40. Miniature Math 79
41. Calling Long Distance 101
42. Luck of the Draw 103
43. Head Over Heels 105
44. Batter Up 107
45. Doing Swimmingly 109
Math Every Day 111
46. Rows and Columns 113
47. Sweet Solution 115
48. Driving Them Crazy 117
49. Cold-Blooded Calculation 119
50. Ups and Downs 121
51. Yuck Around the Clock 123
52 Mixing It Up 125
53. String Theory 127
54. Product Placement 129
55. Coupon Rate 131
56. Turning Up the Volume 133
57. Down to the Last Drop 135
58. A Fan of Keeping Cool 137
59. Overdue Blues 139
60. Paper Chase 141
BONUS SECTION
Five More Minutes of Mysterious Math 143
1. Ice Cream, Anyone? 145
2. Puttin’ on the Hits 147
3. And They Call This a Fair? 149
4. Cold as Ice 151
5. A Switch in Time 153
Discover One Minute Mysteries:
65 Short Mysteries You solve
With Science! 155
1. Pumpkin the Patch 157
2. Stuck with the Mud 159
3. Freeze Fall 161
4. Left in the Dark 163
5. Occupational Hazards 165
Discover 101 Things Everyone Should
Know About Math 167
1. Polygon Area 169
2. Perfect Scores 170
3. A Good Investment 171
4. Reality Check 172
5. Abby’s Birthday 173
Photo and Illustration Credits 175
Index 177
About the Authors 181


Table of Contents for One Minute Mysteries: 65 Short Mysteries You Solve With Science
ISBN 13: 978-0-9678020-1-5
INTRODUCTIONS
Why I Wrote This Book—Eric 11
Why I Wrote This Book—Natalie 13
Life Science 15
1. Classified Information 17
2. Food for Thought 19
3. Bear Scare 21
4. The Horse’s Fodder 23
5. Left in the Dark 25
6. Bugged by an Assignment 27
7. It’s in the Blood 29
8. Seed of an Idea 31
9. Shell Game 33
10. A Question of Identity 35
11. Turning Over a New Leaf 37
12. The Pupil and the Pupae 39
13. A Fishy Solution 41
14. A Fair Contest 43
15. Hair Style 45
Earth and Space Science 47
16. Cloudy on the Concept 49
17. Shadow of a Doubt 51
18. Freeze Fall 53
19. Time for a Change 55
20. Stars in Their Eyes 57
21. Rain or Shine 59
22. Space Ship-Shape 61
23. Sight at Night 63
24. In Hot Water 65
25. Sands of Time 67
26. Falling Foliage 69
27. The Best-Laid Planets 71
28. That Snow Problem 73
29. Battle of the Bulge 75
30. Taking Directions 77
Physical and Chemical Science 79
31. Grass Stained 81
32. Faded Memory 83
33. Taken with a Grain of Salt 85
34. Double Dealing 87
35. Cabin Fever 89
36. Pumpkin Patch 91
37. Thirst for Knowledge 93
38. Gem Jam 95
39. Hearing Aide 97
40. Too Hot to Handle 99
41. Storm Warning 101
42. Fingering the Culprit 103
43. Slow Burn 105
44. It Works Like Magic 107
45. Hide and Seek 109
General Science 111
46. Needing a Lift 113
47. Water, Water Everywhere 115
48. Shocking Surprise 117
49. Stuck with the Mud 119
50. Valentine Vexation 121
51. Language Barrier 123
52. Powerful Argument 125
53. Nothing to Sneeze At 127
54. Lights Out 129
55. Salad Days 131
56. Bird Watching 133
57. Raked Over the Coals 135
58. Picture This 137
59. Weight Debate 139
60. Alarming Situation 141
BONUS SECTION
Five More Minutes of Mysteries! 143
1. Water on the Brain 145
2. Pointing Out the Facts 147
3. Thrown a Curve 149
4. The Long Run 151
5. Occupational Hazards 153
Discover One Minute Mysteries: 65 Short
Mysteries You Solve With Math! 155
1. Cereal Numbers 157
2. Jumping Through Hoops 159
3. Flooring Them 161
4. Toss-Up 163
5. Paper Chase 165
Index 169
Photo and Illustration Credits 172
About the Authors 173


Table of Contents for One Minute Mysteries: 65 MORE Short Mysteries You Science
ISBN 13: 978-1-938492-00-6
INTRODUCTIONS
Why I Wrote This Book—Eric 11
Why I Wrote This Book—Natalie 13
Life Science 15
1. Cool as a Cucumber 17
2. Whale of a Time 19
3. Back to Nature 21
4. The Root of the Situation 23
5. Shoo Fly, Don’t Bother Me 25
6. Think Outside the Box 27
7. Now You See It 29
8. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow 31
9. Egging Him On 33
10. One Good Turn 35
11. Horsing Around 37
12. Life Line 39
13. Order in the Courtyard 41
14. Put Your Back Into It 43
15. Sweating It Out 45
Earth and Space Science 47
16. It’s All Alien to Me 49
17. Where in the World? 51
18. Up in the Air 53
19. A Good Look 55
20. Take a Hike 57
21. Think Green, Guys! 59
22. Soil Solution 61
23. Make a Wish 63
24. Don’t Rain On My Parade 65
25. Ship Shape 67
26. Ups and Downs 69
27. Room for More? 71
28. Sundae Skies 73
29. On Top of the World 75
30. Clothes Call 77
Physical and Chemical Science 79
31. A Half-Baked Idea 81
32. True Colors 83
33. Tennis, Anyone? 85
34. Flying High 87
35. Eggcellent Idea 89
36. A Girl’s Best Friend 91
37. Tea Trouble for Two 93
38. Finding a Solution 95
39. Drafty Days 97
40. Tricks with Bricks 99
41. The Tune-Up 101
42. Fire in the Hole 103
43. Statues on Wheels 105
44. Making Light of a Problem 107
45. The Reverberating Roar 109
General Science 111
46. Halloween Hippie 113
47. Weighting Game 115
48. Pooling Their Thoughts 117
49. Science Friction 119
50. To Catch a Chill 121
51. Silver, Where? 123
52. Court Code 125
53. Home on the Range 127
54. Time for a Change 129
55. Don’t Let the Bugs Bite 131
56. A Floating Idea 133
57. Water on the Mind 135
58. Fill ’er Up 137
59. Rocks and Roles 139
60. Weight Off Your Back 141
Five More Minutes of Mysteries! 143
1. A Merry Experience 145
2. Clearing the Air 147
3. Oldies and Goodies 149
4. Keep a Balanced Diet 151
5. Tanks a Lot 153
Bonus Section: One Minute Mysteries: 65 Short
Mysteries You Solve With Math! 155
1. All Wound Up 157
2. Chute in the Works 159
3. Ace of Clubs 161
4. Cold Blooded Calculations 163
5. And They Call This a Fair? 165
Photo and Illustration Credits 168
Index 169
About the Authors 173

Table of Contents for 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science
ISBN 13: 978-0-9678020-5-3
Introduction XI
Questions
Biology 13
Chemistry 17
Physics 21
Earth Science 25
General Science 29
Bonus 32
Answers
Biology 35
Chemistry 59
Physics 79
Earth Science 99
General Science 121
Bonus 131
Science Resources 140
Index 148


Table of Contents for 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Math
ISBN: 978-0-9678020-3-9
Introductions 8
How to Use this Book 15
Questions
Facts, Just Math Facts 17
Health, Food and Nutrition 24
Travel 31
Recreation and Sports 37
Economics 41
Nature, Music and Art 48
Miscellaneous 58
Bonus Questions 63
Answers
Fact, Just Math Facts 67
Health, Food and Nutrition 83
Recreation and Sports 109
Economics 121
Nature, Music and Art 139
Miscellaneous 163
Bonus Questions 177
Photo and Illustration Credits 187
Math Resources 188
Table of References 194
Glossary 196
Index 201
About the Authors 202

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