Thursday, February 25, 2010

Great science books

I Was Wondering... a Curious Look at Women's Adventures in Science is a wonderful site sponsored by the National Academy of Science for upper elementary and middle school students. The website showcases their series of books (which our school library owns) and also has games and activities, a Q&A section and science-related news. While these books were designed especially to highlight women scientists and encourage girls to pursue science, they are certainly fine for boys too!

Another well-written and engaging set of science books is the Scientists in the Field series by Houghton Mifflin that profiles the actual work of real, individual scientists in various fields. These examples show children quite vividly how exciting and important the work of scientists is!

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