Saturday, February 12, 2022

Science Art and Drawing Games for Kids: 35+ Fun Art Projects to Build Amazing Science Skills

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Science Art and Drawing Games for Kids is a new STE(A)M heavy activity book for younger readers by Karyn Tripp. Released 8th Feb 2022 by Quarto on their Quarry imprint, it's 112 pages and will be available in paperback and ebook formats.

This is a well arranged and accessibly written guide with lots of tutorials and exercises to illustrate interesting phenomena in science and art learning. The introduction includes a list of tools and supplies (most will already be available in the home/classroom, the rest can be easily and inexpensively sourced online or at local stores). 

The tutorials contain tools and supplies listed in bullet lists in a sidebar followed by step-by-step instructions. Materials measurements are listed in American standard with metric measures in parentheses (yay!). The tutorials contain salient background information and simple explanations for the scientific points they're illustrating. The lessons are not all easy or trivial and the author explains things in a fun and accessible way - even relatively complex concepts such as sound waves, magnetism, setting up Punnett squares and more. I was impressed by the complexity of some of them. A highlighted text bar clearly gives the salient concepts in a short list. The book's introduction includes a handy glossary to help readers keep the vocabulary straight.

The photography and illustrations are colorful and appealing. The tutorial photos are clear, illustrative, and easy to follow. Finding fun ways to keep a learner's interest is key. The activities included in this book are interesting and entertaining and will provide hours of enriching fun.

This would be a superlative choice for classroom or homeschool library, public library activity day, or a gift for a young person.

Five stars, accessible and appealing.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes. 

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