65 Short Mysteries You Solve With Science!
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Not an ordinary mystery book, One Minute Mysteries makes science fun! Each one-minute mystery (solutions included) exercises critical thinking skills while covering earth, space, life, physical, chemical, and general science. A bonus section includes five mysteries from our upcoming title in the series, One Minute Mysteries: Solve 'em with Math! This entertaining and educational book is great for kids, grown-ups, schools, educators, homeschoolers and anyone who loves good mysteries, good science, or both!


Eric Yoder is a writer and editor who has been published in a variety of magazines, newspapers, newsletters and online publications on science, government, law, business, sports, and other topics. He has contributed to or edited numerous books, mainly in the areas of employee benefits and financial planning. A reporter at The Washington Post who also does freelance writing and editing, he was a member of the Advisory Committee for Science. He and his wife, Patti, have two daughters: Natalie and Valerie. Eric can be reached at [email protected]

When Natalie Yoder was in elementary school she loved mystery books, so when she was in middle school she wrote the One Minute Mysteries Series with her father. Always a sports enthusiast, as she got older she participated in gymnastics, field hockey, diving, soccer, and track. In college, her favorite subjects became psychology, science, and photography. Although now she enjoys writing, being with friends and family, and listening to music, she still looks forward to writing more books. She can be reached at [email protected]


“The last few minutes of every day is valuable teaching time! This book keeps my kids thinking while buses are being called. It's like 21 questions, but the kids have to think scientifically! Love these minute mysteries and the kids can't get enough of them!”
–Taylor, Teacher

“This book turns kids into scientists. Each of these clever stories sets up a mystery that can be solved using a bit of creative analytical reasoning. Great fun for the whole family!”
—Katrina L. Kelner, Ph.D., Deputy Editor of Life Sciences, Science Magazine

“Conundrums, puzzles, and enigmas! The scientific approach prevails overall. If only textbooks were such fun!”
—April Holladay, WonderQuest online science column, Globe and Mail

“Parents and kids alike will be challenged by these stimulating, real-world science mysteries.... a great way to grow a young scientist or improve an old one! This book belongs in every school and every home.”
—Julie Edmonds, Co-Director, Carnegie Academy for Science Education

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