Monday, August 27, 2018

Primary School Science Comic Book - JJ's Science Adventure {Heat & Light} + GIVEAWAY

Recently, I noticed that whenever Lil Pumpkin does something related to Science, she would write "JJ" on the cover.

At first I was a little puzzled over it... then I remembered that she has a set of science-based comic books, JJ's Science Adventures, where JJ is the acronym of the main protagonists' names, Joyce and Jonathan, who go on exciting quests to discover the secrets of science.

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Did the comic books have such a great impact on Lil Pumpkin that she channels her inner "JJ" to help her complete her Science work??! haha

From Aurelia Tan, the same local author that brought us Science Made Easy with Doodles {a unique pictorial companion guide to the current MOE Science syllabus}, JJ's Science Adventure is a series of educational comic books designed to help readers master key learning objectives stated in the Singapore Ministry of Education’s Primary School Science syllabus.

The story goes that after receiving their birthday presents from their grandfather, Joyce and Jonathon {JJ} find themselves in possession of two bags which transform into Robo, a talking robot, and a teleportation portal. With a set of keys from Robo, the kids open the portal into sub-dimensional world created by the ‘World Maker’, an incredible invention by their grandfather to help them learn science.

Each comic book is based on a specific unit {e.g. Forces, Magnets, Heat & Light} and converts the learning objectives for that unit into a sci-fi adventure story that captures the interest of students through the use of engaging narratives and fully-coloured Japanese manga graphics.

In the adventure for Heat & Light, the twins journey into the World of Heat and Light where they solve challenging puzzle traps laid by their grandfather. Will they survive the constant sabotage by a minion sent by Mr Sinister and win the prize that helps them unlock yet another Science secret?

Like I mentioned before, Lil Pumpkin is a visual learner so enjoyed learning and remembering new bite-sized Science concepts via the cute drawings in the comic books.

And through the adventures in the comic books, she sees that Science isn't boring. On the contrary, Science is fascinating yet very relatable to the world we live in!! Definitely something she wants to explore more and dig into deeper!

The storyline is simple enough to follow, even for young Science learners like Lil Pumpkin. She particularly liked the "Did You Know" interesting trivia sections and "Challenge Yourself" sections where she could test herself on specific new concepts learnt.

As a parent, I liked that key learning points are highlighted to ensure that we can easily identify them as learning points to emphasize to our children. I reckon that the comic books are easy-to-digest for those in lower Primary, and is a fun revision companion for those in upper Primary that want to take their minds off all the "heavy textbook" reading. The book is also small and light enough to carry about and keep Lil Pumpkin entertained on the train or during waiting times. 

If you're interested, JJ's Science Adventure {Heat & Light} comic book costs S$18.90 and is sold online here, in Elm Tree shop at Paragon & Downtown East, and in Junior Page bookstore at Alexandra Retail Centre {ARC} & KK Hospital. More information about the series can be found on Harvest Edutainment website.

For my own special friends & blog readers, I've TWO JJ's Science Adventure {Heat & Light} Educational Comic Book {worth S$18.90} to give away!! A perfect Science enrichment book for P2 - 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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TWO random winners will be chosen. Just complete all 4 simple steps + bonus entry {if you like}!

UPDATE: The giveaway has ended. The winners are Christine Lim & Karen Ong. Stay tuned for more blog giveaways on Sakura Haruka! Check out my current readers promos too. Thanks for your support!

P.S. To date, there are 3 titles in the series: Magnets, Heat & Light, and Forces. Stay tuned for another giveaway next month for JJ's Science Adventure {Forces}!!

* Open to Singapore residents only.
* Ends Sunday, 2 Sep 2018 2359hrs {Singapore time} 
* Incomplete or inappropriate entries will be deemed invalid and will not be included.
* Winners will be announced by Wednesday 5 Sep 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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Debra said...

Exam tip: Do lots of test papers for practice, esp for Science! FB name: Debra Li

Anonymous said...

best study tip is to start morning when the kid is still fresh (Tan MH). motivates my gal when she knows the rest of the wkend day she can have fun after revision

Christine Lim said...

best exam study tip: daily preparation on school work is needed so that during exam period less texting for student. This applies to myself and my kids as well.

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girls and me said...

Read more science guide book and try to remember all the good points.
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Jean Ling said...

Always start revision as early as 3 mths before exam date and focus on the poor topic. Use a note book for notes for all science topics in point forms easy to revise for earlier topics.
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nil said...

Keep refreshed of topics by doing constant revision.
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Zoey Chan said...

Practice makes perfect. Do lots of past year papers and assessment books.

Pui Sum said...

Do more practice paper and assessments
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Unknown said...

Best tips are attentive in class, practise and revise frequently.Lastly a good night sleep for an alert mind and check answers if time permit.
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janet Tan said...

revise consistently so that no mad rush during exam period revision.must sleep early thr night before so you can focus better the next day.
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Meifen said...

My best exam tip is to sleep well before the exam so that your mind will be fresh the next day!

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Theresa Mahoney said...

I love that this encourages science learning with kids. My daughter is way into science, so I love seeing other girls get a kick out of it too!

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mail4rosey said...

What a fun giveaway. The science teacher in the room next to mine, would surely approve. :)

An Apel a Day said...

Super fun! Both my boys love comic book style books. Any subject matter goes really for them.

Mica was upset earlier this week because his comic book from the school library was taken when he wasn't looking. Later he found it by the trash can. It sickens me how disrespectful some people can be. :( I always taught my kids to love books.