science book list

  1. Science Book List

When Greg gets the microscope that he’s been wishing for, he finds a whole new world of tiny things! He looks at salt, sugar, thread, even hair from his dog and makes fascinating discoveries. Greg’s Microscope is a classic “I Can Read Book” Level 3 reader, and a favorite that’s been around a long time as it interjects exciting science concepts for the emerging young reader. 64 pages, softcover. Grades 2 - 4.

Send your chemistry students on a witty and instructive journey to discover the "nature of things." From ancient philosophers and alchemists to modern teams of scientists, Wiker outlines the genealogy of the periodic table, explores principles of theoretical and practical science, discusses the history of the scientific method, and introduces atomic theory. Ages 12 and up. 166 pages, softcover from Bethlehem Books.

Galileo changed the way that we see our world by asking question after question. This easy-to-read biography looks at Galileo's life, including his testing of data and discovery of new theories. 95 indexed pages, softcover with illustrations.

This engaging history of medicine covers some of the most important and life-saving remedies discovered, from ether and anesthesia to washing hands to discovering germs. Chapters focus on some of the most famous surgeons, doctors and scientists who discovered these principles; photos and interesting sidebar provide additional information. 161 indexed pages, softcover.

Learn about the four seasons, the moon, animals, types of plants, states of matter, sources of energy, and other fun science facts with Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Sister Bear and Brother Bear. The Berenstain Bears' Almanac covers the holidays, weather, and seasonal signs; The Berenstain Bears' Nature Guide follows the Berenstain Family on a stroll through the natural world, while The Berenstain Bears' Science Fair looks at a variety of machines and projects. 190 pages, softcover.

Step by step, How a House is Built explains how homes are built-from the architect's plans through the arrival of a happy family. The many processes of construction are explained with simple language and bright, clear illustrations, perfect for kids starting to wonder about how the world around them works.

Many different careers-including carpenters, plumbers, electricians, and landscapers-are introduced, each doing their part to bring the picture wood-frame house to life. A great read for kids who love construction sites, or who can't get enough of (sold-separately) Building a House by Byron Barton. 32 pages, hardcover. Grades: Preschool-3.

Gladiator medic, bold traveler, and personal physician to emperors, Galen lived an adventurous life in 2nd-century Rome---and became the greatest doctor in history! Weaving compelling biography with a fascinating account of ancient medicine and culture, Bendick introduces your kids to the surgeon and scientist who would become the standard medical authority for 1,300 years. Ages 10 and up. 131 pages, softcover from Bethlehem Books.

Imagine a biography, a study of mathematical and scientific concepts, and an overview of the culture of ancient Greece---all rolled into one! Students will love reading this personal account of Archimedes---one of the greatest minds of the ancient world. They'll discover, like Archimedes, the excitement of ideas and learning! Simple illustrations enhance the accessible text. Ages 10 and up. 142 pages, softcover from Bethlehem Books.

In this beautifully illustrated picture book edition of Hidden Figures, we explore the story of four female African American mathematicians at NASA, known as "colored computers," and how they overcame gender and racial barriers to succeed in a highly challenging STEM-based career. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden were good at math.really good. They participated in some of NASA's greatest successes, like providing the calculations for America's first journeys into space. And they did so during a time when being black and a woman limited what they could do. But they worked hard. They persisted. And they used their genius minds to change the world. Recommended for ages 4 to 8 years.

(PUBViking)New York Times bestseller! "Scieszka and Smith are at the top of their class,"---Booklist. The writer-artist team which brought you the hilarious Stinky Cheese Man relates the story of a girl gripped by math mania which causes her to see situations in terms of numbers, equations, and abstract formulas. 32 pages, hardcover, large format.

    From bestselling author and news anchor Raymond Arroyo comes the first book in the Turnabout Tales series—a full-color picture book biography of one of America’s most famous inventors, Thomas Alva Edison, and a story about how a small spark can create a big light. No one thought much of young Thomas Alva Edison. He couldn’t focus at school and caused trouble around the house. But where others saw a distracted and mischievous boy, his mother saw imagination and curiosity. At only seven years old, Edison was educated by his mother, who oversaw his rigorous at-home education while also allowing him great freedom to explore and dream. Those early years of encouragement and loving guidance formed the man who would apply those valuable lessons as well as his rich imagination to inventing the phonograph, the motion picture camera, the light bulb, and more. Also included is an annotated list of resources and suggested readings. 32 pages, hardcover. Ages 4 to 8.

     

    Small moments can create big change and the Turnabout Tales series highlights little-known yet fascinating stories of historical figures who went from underdog to hero, and the adults who inspired them to be true to themselves and do big things that changed the world.

    What is the earth made of and what goes on beneath the surface? This non-fiction lift-the-flap book features bold illustrations, simple explanations to complex questions and over 60 flaps to lift. A great introduction to geology and geography for young children! Ages 3 & up. Board Book. 14 pages.

    This detailed-oriented book by David Macaulay could practically serve as a biology-textbook! Moving from cells, atoms and molecules all the way to birth, The Way We Work is a whirlwind tour through the most amazing machine of all--You! Often humorous colored-pencil illustrations provide an uncannily clear portrait of how ATP works, why muscles move, how molecules are formed, the systems of the body, and more. Using the biologically correct terms found in high school or college textbooks, students will receive an understanding of the human body in short, easy to digest segments accentuated by his trademark visual explanations. This book is perfect for keeping around the house as a gradual introduction to biology and anatomy; elementary students may be intrigued by the illustrations (though the text is advanced), while middle school and high school students should be able to gain a fantastic introduction to the subject. 336 pages, hardcover with dust jacket. Recommended for ages 10 and up.

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