Book: Nick and Tesla’s Secret Agent Gadget Battle
Authors Bob Pflugfelder and Steven Hockensmith
Recommend: Definitely! Great for the young readers in your life…
So I got this book as an advanced reader copy after having reviewed the first two books in the series. I was happy to get my hands on this one, which i addition to the first two books have been passed on to my nephews.
These books again follow the adventures of the twins, this time both the twins and their uncle are being spied on and they must figure out what is going on before it is too late! I love the readability of these books for young kids and the way they make science look fun and interesting not only for the future but for things they can do now. I love this simple but fun way to integrate science into reading. It is a great example of cross-curricular material. This week, I gave the most recent book to my sister-in-law and she commented on how she was thinking about using it for homeschooling and that she liked the fact that the books seemed to stick to physics and engineering without diving into more controversial subjects, like evolution.
The idea of using fiction as a vehicle to science is a great one and after being inspired by my sister-in-laws’ comments, I just might have to show these to the teachers at my school.
Definitely worth the time to read and a great way to find a learning activity that your child will want to do with you.