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Children's books that inspire curiosity with true stories of women scientists and also teach basics of Biology, Chemistry and Physics
Children's books that inspire curiosity with true stories of women scientists and also teach basics of Biology, Chemistry and Physics
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What Science Wide Open topic would you like to see next? Periodic: A Game of the Elements LIVE on Kickstarter

Posted by John Coveyou (Genius Games) (Creator)
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Hello Backers,

Hope you all are doing well!!

Had some exciting news I wanted to tell you - so, we've gotten many queries from you all and from other backers about continuing the Science Wide Open series, and so we've begun talking with the Science Wide Open author about creating additions to the series! 

Here's where I'd like your feedback - So, we of course already have Women in Biology, Women in Chemistry, and Women in Physics... I'd love to know what other science disciplines you'd like to see next.

Would you answer this this 4 question survey and let me know what science disciplines (and women scientists!) you'd love to see featured in our next set of Science Wide Open?

Our New Game - Periodic: A Game of The Elements

Another exciting bit of news is that I recently launched a board game on Kickstarter that features the periodic table as the game board. Wonderfully geeky, I know.

In Periodic, players use Periodic Trends to move around the periodic table, "discovering" specific elements shown on Goal Cards to score points. While moving across the periodic table, players also try to end their turn in specific element families to race other players to claiming limited bonus points.

It was fully funded in a couple hours, and it's looking like we just broke $130,000 today. Periodic has a basic gameplay that's ideal for the science classroom or family game night :-)

Interested in submitting your children's science book manuscript?!

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Would you (or someone else you know!) be interested in writing children's science themed books that are emotionally gripping and scientifically accurate?   

We've searching for submissions for science-themed children’s book manuscripts - mainly focused on biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics themed books geared toward kids within the K-5th grade range. 

Submit your manuscript to Genius Games or find out more details here

Want more Science Wide Open?

If you’re interested in getting another set of books for your nieces and nephews, your students, your friend’s kid, your next door neighbor… the Science Wide Open books are available on our website -

 Stardust Explores Earth's Wonders

I wanted to share a project that I am backer of. Bailey started writing the Stardust series when she was 8 and is now on her 3rd book. Please consider checking out her new book - Stardust Explores Earth's Wonders: Geology & Evolution

Well, that’s it for now. Hope you are all having a great start to your Fall! 

Overflowing with appreciation,  

John

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    1. John Coveyou (Genius Games) 12-time creator
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      @All Sorry about that! The google form setting have been adjusted, really looking forward to getting your feedback!!

    2. John VanDeBrook on

      Same as the others, it won't let me view the survey.

      In the meantime, and just in case, may I suggest Anthropology, Paleontology and Astronomy?

    3. RH
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      Ditto

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      LeeAnn Young on

      I received a Google Form from you, but I can't open it because it's restricted to people within your organization. If you would like me to fill it out, follow the instructions here: https://support.google.com/docs…

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      Chris Charles on

      The survey doesn't appear to work:

      > You need permission

      > This form can only be viewed by users in the owner's organisation.

    6. Miranda Steed on

      FYI, it appears the Google form wasn't published or something. It tells me:

      You need permission
      This form can only be viewed by users in the owner's organization.

      Try contacting the owner of the form if you think this is a mistake. Learn More.