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Odyssey Magazine - review

Guest Author - Lorel Shea

Odyssey Magazine-Adventures in Science is a great magazine for kids who are interested in science as well as those who might be with just a little nudge. Target audience range is for grades 4-9. As usual with Carus publications, there is no advertising other than information on how to purchase subscriptions to other Carus mags.

Odyssey boasts of an impressive list of scholars on it's advisory panel. Professors from case western, Harvard, Williams, and other well known institutions serve on the board.

A recent issue all about milk was well balanced and presented very divergent viewpoints. Regular feature, “Science Scoops” detailed a study that showed breast fed infants may not have an automatic advantage in IQ over their bottle fed counterparts. The latest study points out that better educated and more intelligent mothers tend to nurse their babies, and that this may account for slightly higher than average test scores. “The (Almost) Perfect Food” cites many benefits of milk and dairy in the human diet, but also mentions milk allergy and lactose intolerance. PETA's point of view is discussed as well. The activists in People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals regard confinement of dairy cows to be cruel. A 12 year old girl contributes a nice piece on robotic milking machines, and we also have the opportunity to learn about the chemical composition of milk, mammal milk substitutes, and cheese making. A highly allergic 5th grader also shares his story on living with a milk allergy.

Another sample issue deals with Edward O. Wilson, a brilliant entomologist known as “the ant man”. Wilson, a Harvard professor and prolific writer, is a believer in the importance of biodiversity. His passion for his work comes through clearly in the pages of Odyssey. Articles in this issue include, “E.O. Wilson, Boy Naturalist”, Edward O. Wilson, Friend and Ant Man”, “Ants Rule!”, “See the World in a Tree Trunk”, and more.

Regular departments appearing in each Odyssey are Activities to Discover, Science Scoops, Ask a Scientist, Brain Strain, Kids Can..., Ask Dr. Cy Borg, Star Chart, Star Gazing with Jack Horkheimer, You've Got Mail, Kids' Picks, and Animal Angles.

My kids enjoy Odyssey and I am pleased to recommend yet another top notch magazine from Carus.
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