Praise for other title in the series: The Renaissance Artists
Booklist Starred Review
“. . .This appealing package will attract browsers and be a boon to student researchers and their teachers.”
“The tone is conversational and provokes curiosity over fact mastery and passive consumption. A conscientious examination of the subject that encourages critical thinking, application, and broad perspective.”
Praise for Amazing Leonardo Inventions You Can Build Yourself
The New York Times Book Review
“Anderson regales us with tales of Leonardo's brilliant, often mischievous nature, and the nearly unfathomable range of his inventions.”
Detailed Book Description
Who were the scientists and philosophers of the Renaissance?
The Renaissance Thinkers: With History Projects for Kids introduces readers ages 10 through 15 to the biographies of five of the most influential scientists and philosophers of the Renaissance era, including Filippo Brunelleschi, Machiavelli, Copernicus, Thomas More, and Francis Bacon. All of these men made huge leaps in philosophical and scientific thought and introduced concepts to the world that have resonated for centuries!
Hands-on STEAM projects that use the scientific method or engineering design process, fun facts, primary source illustrations, and links to online resources encourage kids to think critically and creatively about the political and social forces at work in their own lives, while deepening their understanding of a crucial time period. Even without a time machine, learners can experience the Renaissance!
The Renaissance Thinkers is one of a set of four books in the Renaissance for Kids series. Other titles in the series are The Renaissance Inventors, The Renaissance Artists, and The Renaissance Explorers.
Try these STEAM projects from the world of the Renaissance!
- Draw with linear perspective
- Build a structurally supportive arch
- Create your own Utopia
TABLE OF CONTENTS
What Is the Renaissance?
Filippo Brunelleschi The Goldsmith-Architect-Engineer
Niccolò Machiavelli The Prince of Politics
Nicolaus Copernicus Revolving Around the Sun
Thomas More Real Politics and an Imaginary World
Francis Bacon The Father of Science