Leonardo da Vinci - The Art of Science

Children's Book

Leonardo da Vinci managed to collect his observations and ideas in his now-famous “Notebooks,” with more than 100,000 drawings and 6,000 pages of annotations. Without a doubt, observation skills were the center of his scientific and artistic exploration throughout his life, in which drawing became his preferred tool to study and capture the full range of natural phenomena.

This book helps us show young readers how they can find inspiration in Leonardo’s legacy to create and maintain their own interactive notebooks.

Sparking curiosity, developing observational skills, and keeping notebooks (for science or any other subject) just like the Renaissance genius is an excellent option to help students make connections that allow them to broaden their understanding of the world around them.

Although the text has been written for students at 5th or 6th-grade levels, this resource’s main objective is to provide educators and parents with a tool to awaken their children’s curiosity and desire for scientific and artistic exploration.

Written by Luis J. Hernández with illustrations by John Cortés.

"The painter has the universe in his mind and hands"

Leonardo da Vinci

English version available on November 30th

Book Readings by the Author Through Zoom

Foto del autor Luis HernandezAs part of our commitment to public education, we offer book readings by the author. These readings are provided free of charge to educational institutions through the Zoom platform.

If you are a teacher and want to schedule a presentation by Zoom to your class, select one of the dates and times available on the calendar.

"In my childhood, my grandfather told me about the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci. From that moment, I was fascinated by the creative work of this genius of the Renaissance. Years later, it would be Leonardo who, with his legacy, would give me the answers to what I should do to facilitate meaningful learning in my students."

Luis J. Hernández

Free Resources

Printable Activities

Complete the registration form, and you will receive 12 pages of printable activities to help you spark your children’s curiosity for scientific and artistic exploration. You will also receive additional ideas on using Leonardo da Vici’s legacy to develop your children’s creative thinking.

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"The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding."

Leonardo da Vinci
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