Michael Dispezio Critical Thinking Puzzles Printables

Here are enough tough puzzles to test your mental powers for hours and hours. Try this never-ending array of puzzles, challenges, funky facts, things to build, weird riddles, and other conundrums. Some are old favorites that never fail to stump, others are totally new, but all promise hours of fun. Every one can be completed with a pencil, pen, or some inexpensive materialHere are enough tough puzzles to test your mental powers for hours and hours. Try this never-ending array of puzzles, challenges, funky facts, things to build, weird riddles, and other conundrums. Some are old favorites that never fail to stump, others are totally new, but all promise hours of fun. Every one can be completed with a pencil, pen, or some inexpensive materials around the house. 96 pages, 105 b/w illus., 5 3/8 x 8 1/4.
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Paperback, 96 pages

Published December 31st 1996 by Sterling (first published January 1st 1996)

Michael A. DiSpezio

Michael Anthony DiSpezio (born 1953) is an American author, television host and stage edutainment performer who specializes in science and science education. He is known for his quick wit and playful style. Along with infusing his performances with humor and theatrics, he often engages audiences in hands-on activities, puzzle solving and 3D illusions.

In addition to hosting over three dozen broadcasts of National GeographicJASON Project, DiSpezio has performed stage shows at the National Geographic Auditorium in Washington, D.C.. He has also performed onstage for the Discovery Channel as well as developing the Discovery Channel Camp at the Bahama's resort Atlantis.

He is co-author of several dozen science textbooks that are used in the K-12 classroom. He has also authored several dozen tradebooks on various topics in science that range from critical thinking puzzles to HIV awareness. in 1998, his role as a member of the creative team of the television broadcast The Science of HIV/AIDS helped earn the Discovery Channel numerous awards including their first Emmy Award nomination.

In addition to his land-based global performances, Michael is also an enrichment edutainer aboard cruise ships. At sea, his style of audience engagement targets topics that range from the discovery of the Titanic to the Magic of 3D.

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DiSpezio grew up in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. After graduating from Brooklyn College, he continued graduate research at Boston University and received a master's degree in biology. During his graduate years, he worked as a research assistant to Nobel Laureate, Albert Szent-Györgyi. After teaching at Boston University, Boston University School of Nursing and several independent day schools in New England, he went on to author his first textbook in chemistry. To date, he has coauthorship on over thirty textbooks and classroom ancillaries for publishers that include Addison-Wesley, Pearson Education, National Geographic Society and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

In 1994, he worked in the Middle East as part of the Israel/Jordan peace accord where he trained Arab counterparts in the application of educational television production to issues in gender equality and critical thinking. He lives in Cape Cod and continues to write and speak on science, creativity, and applying brain research to increase classroom effectiveness.

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