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History, mystery, and more are blended together in these engaging and entertaining adventures. Join Leonardo da Vinci as he returns to the present day... with a mission! Then, see if the gang at East Rapids Middle School can solve the mystery of their school's haunted pool. Kids will dive right into these fun, new books!
Leonardo da Vinci Gets a Do-Over by Mark Friedlander Jr. is a blended fiction tale that features content ranging from social studies to math and science with a hint of science fiction thrown in.
After being dead for nearly 500 years, Leonardo da Vinci—artist, anatomist, engineer and inventor—is back! On a class trip to Italy, three American middle school students encounter a costumed man who introduces himself as Leonardo, the Leonardo da Vinci. In this engaging and inventive story, readers tag along as 7th graders Max, Tad, and Gina become da Vinci’s ambassadors of the modern age, while being enthralled by Leonardo’s tales of Renaissance life.
The League of Scientists: Ghost in the Water is a blended fiction story that has science fiction and mystery enthusiasts on the edge of their seats.
Winter is approaching in the quiet town of East Rapids. The swim team is preparing for the big meet against middle school rival, West Shore. It is life as usual … until a ghost appears in the school pool and star swimmer, Casey Keller, flees in terror, vowing never to get back in the water again! Enter the League of Scientists, an ad hoc club of 7th graders who pool their energy and talents to solve mysteries. Join John, Malena, Hector, Natsumi, and Kimmey as they combine their knowledge of biology, technology, logic, robotics, and chemistry to uncover the secret of the ghost.
Teacher's Guide Available for Free Download for both books on the Science, Naturally! website.
Middle Grade Blended STEM Fiction
Grade Level: 5-9
Guided Reading Level: M-Z
Leonardo da Vinci Gets a Do-Over: 208 pages
Ghost in the Water: 192