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What are you reading?

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Davida Pantuso Davida Buehler 1246 Points

Hello! I'm looking for some new science books to read.  Do you have a book that you really enjoyed, couldn't put down, or really left you thinking?  It doesn't matter if the book is for adults or children.  I'm simply looking to add to my reading collection. Thanks in advance! Davida

Pamela Dupre Pamela Dupre 92364 Points

Davida, I am an elementary science teacher. Even though some of the books are not defined as science books, they are helpful no matter what field of work you are in. Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work by Austin Kleon The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch is a book that I have to keep buying because I give it away often. I love many of Chris Van Allsburg's childrens' books. His illustrations are very detailed and engaging. Some of his books address science topics like environmental issues seen in his book, Just A Dream. Armstrong the Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon- for obvious reasons, again the artwork is incredible and it has many details about the history of space flight in the scenery. The Next Time You See the Moon by Emily Morgan All of the Picture Perfect Science books from NSTA Ada Twist Scientist Iggy Peck Architect Violet the Pilot Rosie Revere Engineer Journey, Quest, and Return all by Aaron Becker- no words needed in these imaginative illustrative stories of adventure. My interpretation of the Trilogy is about the things we can create on our own can be powerful when we join with others. And yes, I read the Martian by Andy Weir before I watched the movie. It was drudgery at times to get through the technical parts.

Eric Carlson Eric Carlson 30050 Points

Some science books I have enjoyed. Books are adult level, unless otherwise stated. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson The Story of Science (3 Part Series) by Joy Hakim (High school level) The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments by George Johnson What If? by Randall Munroe The Physics of Super Heroes by James Kakalios What if the Moon Didn't Exist? by by Neil Comins Six Easy Pieces by Richard Feynman Bad Astronomy by Phil Plait Seduced by Logic by Robyn Arianrhod

Davida Pantuso Davida Buehler 1246 Points

Hi Eric! Thank you very much for these suggestions! I'm looking forward to reading the ones that I haven't and sharing these books with future students. ~Best Davida

Yoksiana Zacarias yoksiana zacarias 775 Points

Thank you for this post. I have also been looking for more science books. I will definitely be using some of these in my future classroom.

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