My  books, nonfiction or not, are meant to be read first of all as stories, not as textbook-like sources of information. But they can also be used in the classroom to teach research methods, critical thinking skills, and how science really works.

Recently I’ve been developing some online presentations for teachers and students to work through together.

The first one is called “The Young Alchemist’s Guide to Magick and Science,” designed to be used along with  Isaac the Alchemist:Secrets of Isaac Newton, Reveal’d.

You can find it on the Skype in the Classroom website  HERE.

You can also find the three lessons at these links.

Lesson One

Lesson Two

Lesson Three



******IN ADDITION*******

Here are a few more ideas for classroom activities (not, as yet, developed into online presentations, alas.)  These are designed to go along with  Wild Boy: The Real Life of the Savage of Aveyron,  and The Fairy Ring, Or Elsie and Frances Fool the World.

Thanks so much for your work with kids, reading, science, and making the world a better place!

Elsie’s watercolor of Cottingley

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