Wizardry: AGU science for kids

Check out what the American Geophysical Union endorses as science for kids.

The photo below is from last week’s American Geophyiscal Union meeting and is featured on the AGU’s web site.

Here’s a description of “The Wizard Who Saved the World“:

Diego is a young boy who daydreams of being a wizard with magical powers. During about the first half of the book, he imagines using these powers to make the world a better place, and in particular to fight global warming. But when he snaps out of his daydreaming and remembers that he can’t really do magic, he wonders whether there is anything he can do in real life to help save the world. The rest of the book shows him considering many potential careers, and becoming greatly inspired as he realizes that he can make a difference. As the book draws to a close, he walks past a mirror — and in the reflection, he sees that he has become a wizard after all.

“The Wizard Who Saved the World” is also available in Spanish to prove that stupidity can be bilingual.

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4 responses to “Wizardry: AGU science for kids

  1. get them young!

  2. While I appreciate the free publicity, it would be interesting to know precisely what it is that you object to. The science is this book is rock solid — unlike most anything I see posted on this site. I suspect you are afraid to challenge specifics because you know that you’ll be wrong. But give it a try. If I ever visit the site again, maybe I’ll respond back, though don’t count on it, as I have better things to do with my time…

    • We have the book and plan on reviewing it soon!

      • Glad to hear it, though it’s interesting that you managed to refer to the book as “stupidity” without apparently having read it yet. In any event, if you truly have an open mind about science, I’m sure you’ll be pleasantly surprised to see the issue of global warming tacked in a scientifically accurate and optimistic way.

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