About This Blog

Welcome! The Middle Grade Science Project is just that: a place where I mix two of my very favorite things, middle grade books and science. On Mondays, I typically review a middle grade book and give links to activities and sites that go along with it. (This often includes a giveaway of the week's book.) On Thursdays, we pull the science out of these books and post a mind-blowingly (that's a word) fun and educational science activity for families, book clubs, and/or classrooms that ties into Monday's book. In some cases, the science is right there at the forefront of the story. In other cases, we'll have to dig a little deeper. But that's part of the fun!

Since I'm just a part-time scientist who happens to love books, I'm calling in the experts to help, including biologists, ecologists, chemists, astronomers, and many more! If you are an author, scientist, teacher, or parent who'd like to participate, please send me an email at elainebvickers (at) hotmail (dot) com. I'd love to have your help!