I'm trying to expand my 'school library' to find books that kids will find informative and interesting. Are there any science books for students that you can recommend that might be good additions?
I would consider using Sneezy the Snowman by Maureen Wright for a heat energy lesson.
I think a good series of science books are the Magic School Bus books. They cover a wide variety of science topics, and children enjoy reading them. :)
Great post! I am going to be a first year teacher next year and just like you I would love to have a vast classroom library. I personally love to read and believe that if you can integrate a read aloud in any subject area, you should. That being said, I am always on the search for some good childrens books that cover other core subject areas such as Science. My personal fave from when I was a child were Magic School Bus. I have read these books to my third graders and they love them, we have also watched the cartoons that go along with the stories.
Oscar and the Cricket: A Book About Moving and Rolling (Start with Science)
I would consider Sheep in the Jeep. It is a great book to use to introduce the topic of force and motion in your classroom. While reading the book there are numerous opportunities to ask questions to your students, such as why does the jeep slow down going up the hill? What happens when the sheep push the jeep and why, etc. Whether you use the book to introduce the topic or to conclude the lesson, it is a great way to engage your students and give them examples of force and motion. There is also a NSTA lesson that goes along with the Sheep in the Jeep book!
I would recommend any Eric Carle books. His books are repetitive and colorful for young children to read. A few weeks back, I did a science lesson on animal characteristics and read From Head to Toes by Eric Carle. I used the animals in the book to talk about some animal characteristics. I hope that helps!
I would recommend Gary The Go Cart: Wind Blows by B.B. Denson for discussing oil and gas. The book is very simple and kid friendly. The Magic School Bus Series is really great too for many different topics!
I like the book Why Should I Save Energy by Jen Green and Oscar and the Bird:A book about electricity by Geoff Waring
I read the book Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space, by Dominic Walliman and Ben Newman to my Kindergarten class and they loved it. It explains what is in the universe and what the universe is in a fun way.
They also loved the book Bilby by Edel Wignell. This book talks about unique animals.
I like National Geographic books (kids editions)!
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