Curious Minds

Curious Minds
Curious Minds

Curious Minds

40 Hands-on Activities to Inspire a Love of Learning
By Ty Kolstedt, By Azeem Vasi


160 Pages, 7 x 10

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, Mobipocket, EPUB

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $19.95)

ISBN 9781613731505

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Feb 2016)
Zephyr Press


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A multidisciplinary activity book from four core academic areas—math, science, language arts, and social studies

Unlike the many activity books devoted solely to one type of activity—science experiments, art activities, math games, brain teasers, and the like—Curious Minds takes a multidisciplinary approach, incorporating science, social studies, math, language arts, world languages, and more in 40 hands-on activities that promote kids’ critical thinking and engaged interest in the world they live in. Designed for teachers, parents, or homeschoolers searching for new ways to motivate students aged 9–12, this illustrated resource provides a short mini-lesson for each activity, giving educational background information, related lingo, a materials list, step-by-step directions, and guidance for extending the activity. The wide range of activities—from exploring the physics of parachute flight to making homemade ink to testing how pollutants affect plants—ensures every learner’s interest will be piqued.


“[A] convenient resource for educators, activity leaders, and parents alike.” —Booklist Online

"[A] real winner!" —The San Francisco Book Review (5 stars)

“This book is awesome!...This is the type of hands-on learning that makes my kids excited about learning… a must-have for homeschoolers and families with children in a traditional school setting alike.” —Mommy Maestra

“A great addition to the upper elementary school classroom.” —NSTA Recommends

"If you are looking for something that will inspire and encourage that spark of curiosity in your children, this is it!” —The Old Schoolhouse

Author Biography

Ty Kolstedt teaches secondary-level social studies and has worked with kids as a wilderness instructor, program coordinator, and teacher for more than 12 years. He lives in Castle Rock, Colorado. Dr. Azeem Z. Vasi is an otolaryngologist who has daily clinic interaction with parents and children dealing with various developmental issues. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.