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Mind-Blowing Breakthroughs

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Lively, historical science stories are fun and educational.

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This fun, fast-moving, and quirky series showcases the contributions of some of the most influential scientists in global history. Each approximately 13-minute chapter (which is either subtitled or dubbed in English) is presented in two parts, and uses humorous storytelling as a way of offering simple explanations of scientists' mind-blowing ideas and discoveries. Because the stories are told in the first person, they're put in a historical context that allows for a better understanding of the specific obstacles the scientists had to overcome.

Some folks may not agree with a few of the historical interpretations offered here, especially those concerning the rivalry between famed inventors Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla, and the disputed details surrounding the invention of the first working airplane by either Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont or the American-born Wright Brothers. Nonetheless, the lively narratives in Mind-Blowing Breakthroughs are both entertaining and educational, and teach kids in a way that makes science, history, and innovation exciting.

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