An engaging kids science book is absolutely the best way to teach elementary science! Textbooks may cover every topic needed, but kids are bored. They’re lost before the first paragraph ends, because they’re not engaged. A good kids science book, on the other hand, draws the kids’ interest from the very beginning.
I received Eddie the Electron for free and was compensated for my time. All opinions are mine, and I was not required to write a positive review.
A Kids Science Book Explains Concepts Well
Since a kids science book is writing with children in mind, it tend to focus on one topic at a time. For instance, Amberjack Publishing’s Eddie the Electron, focuses on what an electron is. Kids aren’t learning about chemical reactions or the periodic table. They’re simply introduced to what an electron is. It’s a much easier topic to digest!
Along the same line, kids’ science books are engaging and interesting. They’re designed to grab and hold a child’s interest from the very first word. Eddie the Electron fascinated my kids. In fact my 6yo daughter was eager for her middle school brother to read it again and again and again.
A kids science book focuses on small topics. It makes science fun to learn. What could be a better way for kids to learn science?
Excellent Science Illustrations
A child’s science book is packed full of picture and illustrations. These pictures, diagrams, and illustrations don’t just hold kids’ attention, they also illustrate the concept being explain.
For example, in Eddie the Electron kids aren’t just reading about how small an electron is. They see an illustration of exactly how small an electron is. Since we can’t see electrons, it’s a difficult concept to explain with words.
As kids tend to be very visual using plenty of pictures, illustrations, and diagrams is an advantage!
Easy to Homeschool Multiple Ages
An engaging kids science book is appropriate for a wide variety of ages. Preschool kids enjoy listening to the fascinating story. While they don’t fully understand all that is taught, they do begin to understand the basic concepts such as what is an electron. It’s not a foreign concept when they run across it in high school chemistry.
Children in elementary school understand more of the science being taught. They pick up on helium being a noble gas, and that an electron is like a planet in a super tiny solar system.
Middle school kids understand the kids science book in its entirety. They’ll remember that noble gases don’t react. Helium only has two electrons. They’ll understand the talk about nucleuses and protons.
Kids science books make it easy to homeschool multiple ages in a large family. Simply use high quality science books like Eddie the Electron, and all the children learn chemistry at an appropriate level.
Leads to Fun Experiments
A kids science book also leads to fun science experiments for the entire family. Sometimes the book suggests experiments in the back. Other times the book, such as Eddie the Electron, leads kids to helium balloons and acting out the dramatic finish.
It also encourages other ideas for fun experiments such as creating their own helium atoms from marshmallows and toothpicks, or creating their own illustration of Eddie’s solar system.
A kids science book doesn’t try to answer every question about the science topic at hand. Instead kids often end the story with more questions such as what exactly does an electron look like? What are other noble gases? What is the periodic table?
These questions are wonderful ways to start the family following rabbit trails through chemistry and other branches of science. Find documentaries, look online, and read encyclopedias.
You never know when a rabbit trail will spark a lifelong interest!
About the author of Eddie the Electron, Melissa Rooney, Ph.D
Several years after earning her Ph.D. in Chemistry, Melissa Rooney decided she did not want to be a career Chemist. As she has always loved and collected children’s books, Melissa decided to utilize her Ph.D. and write her own children’s book, which transformed into Eddie the Electron.
Melissa has said, “I am confident that, by presenting these scientific concepts to children at an early age, Eddie would increase the likelihood that they would be comfortable and interested in such ‘complicated’ ideas.”
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