Thursday, September 22, 2016

Manga Based Science Books!

My kids love reading and learn SO much from it. It's fun to see what topics they learn about because they want to learn - it's amazing.

When I heard there were comic books that could help my children learn science, I was skeptical. But I'm being won over, because I've discovered the magic of Manga learning tools!

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What is Manga?

It's a style of Japanese comic books and graphic novels, typically aimed at adults as well as children.

Why does it matter? And what does it have to do with learning?

I've discovered this tremendous resource for teaching kids science and all about the human body. Rather than a dry text and diagram textbook, concepts are covered in a story-based format that's also visual, so learners of all kinds have more to glom onto, and it's easier to recall. Sort of like our trusted and true pal Ms. Frizzle of the Magic School Bus, but for a slightly older children depending on the book. Last but certainly not least - it makes learning fun! Imagine if your child requested to re-read a science text book. That's what these amazing books can inspire.  
We started on the Survive! Inside the Human Body series, and even I am learning!
Topics covered in this book series about the human body: Human Body (anatomy), Digestive System, Circulatory System, Nervous System, Personal Wellness, Effects of Food on the Body, Medicine & technology, and Genetics.
But there are also advanced topics in this format like the Universe, Physics, Linear Algebra, and more available from Shockingly Awesome Learning on Educents.com.
See inside the books in this cute video



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