Monday, June 25, 2018

Science Made Easy with Doodles Primary School Pictorial Guidebook + GIVEAWAY

It's easy to tell when Lil Pumpkin likes a book because she will go read it all by herself again, and again, and again... without any prompting by me. Like this Science Made Easy with Doodles book that's co-authored by local writers, Aurelia Tan and Dr. Koh Siak Meng.

It's not even a fictional storybook, but actually a unique pictorial companion guide to the current MOE Science syllabus that extrapolates all the important core concepts and condenses them into colourful & cute little drawings that make it easy for young students, like Lil Pumpkin, to understand.

Lil Pumpkin is a visual learner and has always been interested in arts and doodles, so this was exactly what she needed to introduce her to the key scientific facts, concepts and principles that she is/ will be learning in school, and help her to remember them better.

Wordy textbooks with little or no pictures just doesn't cut it for her at the moment (ી(΄◞ิ౪◟ิ‵)ʃ)

“Science Made Easy with Doodles” is a complete set of 18 doodles, for the nine Lower Primary and nine Upper Primary Science units in the Ministry of Education {MOE} Science curriculum. It covers Diversity, Cycles, Systems, Interactions & Energy in both Lower Block {P3 & P4) and Upper Block {P5 & P6}.

The book itself is A4-sized and wire-bound. Every page is fully colour-printed on a hardy artcard and laminated, so we don't have to worry about the pages getting crumpled or tearing if water is accidentally spilled on it.

It happened before though, as since it's so light and provides a quick and easy revision of Science topics, we like to bring the book out for Lil Pumpkin to read while waiting, and she accidentally knocked a cup of water over it during dinner. We quickly wiped it dry with tissue and there wasn't any damage or need to dry it much further. 

Here are some examples of the cute doodles, which Lil Pumpkin likes to copy out sometimes and that's good I reckon because it helps her to remember better haha.

Each page highlights and summarises key teaching points of 1 unit. Just the fundamental information, nothing too in-depth or confusing. I love that all the abstract science concepts in this new school subject are broken down step-by-step, and presented clearly & succinctly for Lil Pumpkin.

Actually, I heard that quite a number of schools have also used the illustrations found in the book as learning walls for the students!!

If you're interested, "Science Made Easy with Doodles" book costs S$32 and is sold online here and in Junior Page bookstore at Alexandra Retail Centre {ARC} & KK Hospital. Check out Harvest Edutainment website for more information on the A2-sized wall posters and customised wallpaper that are available too.

For my own special friends & blog readers, I've TWO Science Made Easy with Doodles Pictorial Guidebook {worth S$32} to give away!! A perfect Science study companion for P3 - P6 students, or even for younger children if you'd like to introduce Science concepts to them.

Giveaway Method: Random Draw

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UPDATE: The giveaway has ended. The winner is Petrina Pang & Katherine Ke. Stay tuned for more blog giveaways on Sakura Haruka! Check out my current readers promos too. Thanks for your support!

* Open to Singapore residents only.
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* Winners will be announced by Tuesday 3 July 2018 on this blog post and notified via email with further instructions on how to collect prize. Winners have 2 days to reply, or the prize will be redrawn.
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Lynn ong said...

Experiments is the best and interesting way to understand science concepts.

An Apel a Day said...

What a cute set! These kinds of sets are great to take on trips.

Katherine Ke said...

Using mind maps and simple pictures helps to understand and sink in science concepts well!

Lynn Tey said...

Be precise and use scientific language. Rather than saying “the weather is too hot or the man is sweating”, use “When the water is poured on his body, the water gains heat from his body, and when it evaporates, heat is removed, cooling his body down.”

Syasya said...

By providing plenty of opportunities for my children to experience things in a hands-on way, I can encourage and increase their curiosity and soon everything they encounter will become an important science investigation!
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Vincent said...

i use the hands on approach
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Nadia Kua said...

Hands on science experiment will allow kids to read instructions and excute the experiement while getting the desired or failed outcome. Also, subscribe to 'The Young Scientists' magazine would broaden their science concepts, curiosity and knowledge.

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Unknown said...

Doing experiment, watching YouTube experiment and we sit together to chart mind map during exam period. He loves to read all those science adventure stuff in student care.
My son loves to read science adventures. The only subject he don't get complain in school also hope he will continue to like and do well in the subject.
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Shan Koh said...

Best Science Tip: Explaining concepts by applying to real life experiences
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Iris Kuah said...

By making science fun! Doing experiments and also reading science comics. Will be really great if I could win this doodle book! This will make science even more interesting! :)

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Jenny Tan said...

Mind mapping, doodle with pictures, understanding concept and apply accordingly.

Zoey Chan said...

Make science interesting using games so they learn while having fun.

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Louis Lee said...

Practice Makes Perfect. Revise and review.

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Ryan's Mummy said...

Real Life experience or experiments excites my child the most follow by interesting science facts for him to understand the concept.
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Debra said...

Best science tip: allow children to read widely and explore, build things, conduct experiments, ask questions. Debra Li

Carol Mei Mei said...

My best tip is to expose the kid to doing simple experiments at home from young, and visiting the Science Centre.

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Lynette said...

I prefer using real life examples and relating them back to the science concepts (I try my best to! Haha). I find it helps my girl understand better.

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Unknown said...

The Best science 🔬 tip that I can share is through learning things by experimenting and hands on with the visual results children can understand better!

Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

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nil said...

My favourite science tip is to allow life experience. Bringing my child on nature walks and letting him experiment simple science at home.
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Jingxian Liang said...

Simple experiments helps the kids to visualise and understand the concept better.

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Jiang Meiru said...

Seizing teachable moments and showing him that Science is alive and plays an important part in our everyday lives. :)

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Shineaslights said...

Teaching answering techniques and how to break down an answer into different components.

Content knowledge is important too as the foundation!

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gina said...

Science is everywhere! From the food we eat, to the place we stay, all the way to nature and man-made stuffs around us! Even when i don't know the answers to every question but I always encourage my kids esp my 8 year old to read up or even google to find out the answers.

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mail4rosey said...

What a great way to help make a sometimes difficult subject easier to handle!

Nadia Kua said...

i subscribe to kids science magazine (young explorer) for my daughter to have an informal and fun way of learning science.

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