A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder by Walter Wick
book is for ages 4-8. Evaporation, condensation, cloud formation and other
water phenomena are beautifully photographed and explained for children,
ending with a list of simple experiments. This book could stand on its
own as a beautiful collection of incredible photographs of water and everything
it can do or be.
The Oxford Children's Book of Science by Charles
Taylor, Stephen Pople (Contributor)
ages 9-12. The world of science can seem difficult and overwhelming to
children (and adults, too!), but this excellent book from Oxford University
Press is a great start for budding scientists. The attractive, dynamic
volume is divided into 22 thematic areas, including the forces of nature,
gravity, cells and biology, sounds and music, heat, energy, and machines..
Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale by Demi (Illustrator)
this book for ages 4-8, a young girl named Rani must face a powerful raja
who has taken all the rice from her village. The clever Rani uses a mathematical
trick to get the rice back and teach the greedy raja a lesson.
The DK Science Encyclopedia by Inc Staff Dorling-Kindersly
ages 9-12. At 448 pages, it looks like a book I would have liked as a
child. Not only does it have fascinating facts on everything from atoms
to zephyrs, it also shows how scientists work--describing, measuring,
and asking questions about the world. Filled with detailed, sharp illustrations
and eye-catching photographs, this book could keep a curious kid (or adult!)
occupied for weeks.
Joy of Pi by David Blatner
number has captured the attention and imagination of number fanatics and
nerds throughout the ages as much as Pi--the ratio of a circle's circumference
to its diameter. This book for Young Adults addresses almost every aspect
if Pi you could imagine.
How Do You Know It's True? Discovering
the Difference Between Science and Superstition by Hyman Ruchlis
the difference between science and superstition, the basic nature of science
as a way of thinking, and the ways in which amazing events can be explained
rationally. Regarded as a great book introducing critical thinking to
The Children's Space Atlas: A Voyage of Discovery for
Young Astronauts by Robin Kerrod
introduction to the theories of cosmology also traces the history of space
travel and exploration with descriptions of what scientists have learned
from the missions of Voyager, Explorer, and the Hubble telescope.
the Universe Works by Heather Couper, Nigel
ages 9-12. This isn't just an astronomy or cosmology book, each section
comes with an activity and pictures of the needed supplies. Photos and
artwork of stars, galaxies, telescopes, spacecraft and astronomer. The
activities range in difficulty from taking a core sample of an ice-cream
bar with a drinking straw to building a model of the Galileo space probe.
I Hate Mathematics! Book by Marilyn Burns, Martha
book for ages 9-12 was published over twenty years ago but it's an enduring
classic. It teaches math through games, puzzles, experiments even tricks
kids can play on their parents, such as the Dishwashing Trick. Good for
kids who don't normally like math.
Barron's Science Wizardry for Kids: Authentic, Safe Scientific
Experiments Kids Can Perform! by Phyllis S. Williams (Contributor),
Tim Robinson (Illustrator), Margaret E. Kenda
ages 9-12. Features more than two hundred safe and informative experiments
that demonstrate fundamental concepts of physics and chemistry, accompanied
by a portable indoor/outdoor lighted microscope and holster set