I remember those days when Chris would try out "cook projects" (full of all sorts of awful ingredients mixed together) and try to get us to sample his creations--even though he wouldn't dare try them! He took part in a Mad Science class at his elementary school...and loved it; however, in recent years he's had less-than-stellar experiences with science (not-great teachers). We're excited that so far he really likes his eighth-grade science teacher. A great teacher can play such a role in what a student gains from a subject!
Now Kieran is also at that age where he loves science. He loves rocks, the ocean, the forest, exploring, and mixing things together. He loves nothing better than tromping around in the backyard, creating things from scratch. A few years ago, he was constructing brooms out of pine needles, and recently he made a bow-and-arrow for Nick out of a bent stick and string. He's curious about how things work.
I know he is going to enjoy this new magazine, Know: The Science Magazine for Cool Kids. It looks colorful and accessible, with clear, understandable language and topics that are interesting to grade school kids. The same company also produces a science magazine for middle-schoolers, Yes! Both magazines are published in Canada, and you know pro-Canadian I am. Best of all, the magazine will be able to explain how things work and happen way better than I can!
You can download a sample issue here or check out ordering details here.
*I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Mad Science and received the products necessary to facilitate my review. In addition, I received a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate.