Picture Books Literature Activities for Inventive Kids at ALL Levels! You can purchase the Kids' Wings 54-page activity units for Violet the Pilot, Two Little Boys from Toolittle Toys, Neo Leo, The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci, Leonardo Da Vinci by Diane Stanley, Now and Ben, and How Ben Franklin Stole Lightning are NOW available for immediate download for only $12.95!
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Neo Leo, The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci
by Gene Barretta

Who was the inventor who thought of airplanes and helicopters?

Who was the engineer who designed our modern bridges?

Who was the left-handed artist who wrote backwards so he did not smear the ink? Was he the same artist who created the plans for the first movie projector and tank?

Who was the scientist who dreamed of robots and drew their first detailed designs?

Inventor, engineer, artist, and scientist, Leonardo DaVinci made much of modern life possible, and he lived more than 500 years ago before it was possible to create them himself!

Neo Leo, The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci introduces youngsters to the genius whose ideas have been used and transformed for five hundred years to create such modern luxuries as contact lenses, helicopters, and single-span bridges.

Gene Barretta's colorful cartoon illustrations show daVinci's original sketches side-by-side with the modern version works that arose from them. Simple enough for young children, yet complex enough to challenge all ages, this book makes an excellent vehicle for teaching children about the enormous contributions to society made possible by innovation, creative thinking, and problem solving.

The Kids Wings activities in the Discover Magic collection is now also available in a 47-page download that includes units for the perfect group of books that inspire children to learn about the value of creative ideas that lead to world-changing inventions:

Neo Leo, The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci, (nonfiction) 17 page unit
Now and Ben (nonfiction) and
How Ben Franklin Stole Lightning
(nonfiction) 8 page unit
Violet the Pilot (fiction, inventions)
Two Little Boys from Toolittle Toys
, (fiction, inventive kids)



Picture Books Literature Activities for Inventive Kids at ALL Levels! You can purchase the Kids' Wings 54-page activity units for Violet the Pilot, Two Little Boys from Toolittle Toys, Neo Leo, The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci, Leonardo Da Vinci by Diane Stanley, Now and Ben, and How Ben Franklin Stole Lightning are NOW available for immediate download for only $12.95!
Click Here to Download!

The Kids Wings activity guide in Discover Magic for Neo Leo, The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci by by Gene Barretta contains 9 pages of fun and learning, perfect for lesson planning and handouts for projection on your SmartBoard!

Activities include:
Discussion Cards
Prereading Test,
2-page Readers Theater Script
Vocabulary List
Sequencing Cut and Paste
Multiple Choice Comprehension
What Did Leonardo daVinci Discover?
What Can YOU Discover?
From Leo's Ideas to Modern Inventions, Crossword Puzzle
Timely Inventions Logic Puzzle
Sketching Designs
Experimenting with Parachutes
My Invention

Answer Pages

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Internet Extensions
Inventors
Inventor of the Week

Science or Old Wives' Tales?

Wikipedia: Winter's Tail Movie
The Science Skills Song Round

Background Music: With special thanks to the talented Sandra Bradley
for allowing us to use her original composition, "So Glorious"!


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