Whether you’re looking for the best books out there to get your students interested in science, or you’re a science enthusiast yourself, this article is a great place to start. We live in a world which is extensively interconnected and shaped by the rapidly evolving field of science and technology. From a young age itself, students today are exposed to technology and innovative ideas and we need to make sure that they are excited about learning the whys and wherefores of the various applications of technology around them. Even the schools and universities no longer follow the traditional methods of teaching and learning, which are being replaced with newer and more effective teaching methods with the help of innovative teaching and management tools such as eLearning portals, LMS, smart classes, discussion boards, ERP and likewise.
Getting your kids excited about science is important for inculcating in them the 21st century skills which are absolutely essential for thriving in the modern workplace. Introducing the kids to some of the best books on science ever written is a crucial first step in getting them excited about learning science. Here are the best science books for students to read right now which will help them in developing an inquisitive bent of mind and an appreciation for science. So, without further ado, let us take a look at each one of them….
Ask a Scientist-
This book is suitable for younger students. The book features answers to 100 of the most common and really interesting questions from the kids around the globe. Why do we itch? What causes a volcanic eruption? and answers to other such interesting questions are explained thoroughly in the book by Professor Robert Winston.
If you are keen about astronomy or science, chances are you have heard of this book. First published in 1980, the book was written by one of the greatest minds of the previous century, Carl Sagan, based on the world-famous TV series Cosmos. The series along with the book still continues to inspire millions of people across the world, including the famous astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson who is also the narrator in the remake of the series Cosmos by the same title, which aired on the National Geographic Channel back in the year 2014. You should definitely get your kids to read this marvelous book which introduces them to the wonders of our universe, and inspires them to think about our past, present and future. The book beautifully captures the essence of the key strides which humanity has taken towards uncovering some of the most mind-boggling and amazing secrets of nature.
KEW: Grow, Forage and Make-
In the pandemic lockdown, we all developed a newfound appreciation of the outside world and nature. Parents had to make sure that their kids don’t get sad and depressed from staying at home all the time. They had to come up with new ways of keeping the kids entertained and engaged in activities at home. This new book by Alys Fowler and Heidi Griffiths is filled with fun and engaging learning ideas for the young learners. Activities such as searching for edible roots and flowers or growing neon in the dark, inspire the kids towards discovery and practical, hands-on learning.
This Book is Not Rubbish-
We are well aware of the adverse effects which the human occupation has had over the planet Earth. If we keep on exploiting the planet at the same disconcerting pace we are now, it will do irreparable damage to our only home and hope in this universe. Yet, all hope is still not lost as young activists like Greta Thunberg and many others like her are challenging the adults and asking them questions of their careless attitude towards nature. I think we can all agree that educating the young generation about the environment and ways to protect it is of utmost importance when it comes to achieving sustainable development. This is what this new book aims at. Using 50 practical tips which could really help in making a difference, the book educates today’s youth about the ideas that will help them in doing their bit for the environment.
Reading books about science is a great way not only of setting our students on a course to future success, but also ensuring that they become well rounded and responsible adults who are aware and care about the world we live in.