Monday, August 26, 2019

7 New(ish) Science Books for Children


So many people seem to be against it these days. It breaks my heart that somehow, someone has created this idea that believing in science means disbelieving in God. That science and religious beliefs can't co-exist or that one denies the existence of the other.

What? Here's MommyMaestra's stance: They both can exist and support the existence of the other. Sometimes we may not know how, but that's okay. I come from a pretty strong scientific background. And the more I study science, the more I personally see evidence of intelligent design.

I normally stay away from religion on this website because I have followers of all different beliefs. And arguing religion is NOT something I'm at all interested in doing. But I know a lot of MommyMaestra followers are religious (because I frequently get lovely emails from you all in which you reference your beliefs, even if it is simply to wish me a blessed day. Thank you!).

And more importantly, I see how denying science is wrecking our planet. The current situation in the Amazon and the denial of climate change when the hottest temperatures on record have been observed the last several years and the mind-boggling number of super hurricanes affecting the world are just a few examples.

So, I wanted to share with you a few remarkable books on science for children to read at home or in the classroom. I sincerely hope that you teach science to your kids no matter what your personal beliefs are and I encourage you not to see science as the denial of God, but rather as proof of God's existence.

And if you don't believe in God, well, then here are some awesome books for your kids.


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by Chris Ferrie

From amoeba to zygote, atom to zero-point energy, Baby University ABC's Four-Book Set includes fun and easy introductions to mathematical and scientific concepts for every letter of the alphabet. If you're looking for STEM-minded boss baby toys, books, and gifts, check out the full Baby University series, including ABCs of Biology, Organic Chemistry for Babies, and 8 Little Planets.

This four-book set includes ABCs of Space, ABCs of Mathematics, ABCs of Physics, and ABCs of Science.

by Dr. Bruce Betts

Astronomy for Kids shows stargazers how easy it is to explore space, just by stepping outside.
With this book as their guide to the northern hemisphere, kids will learn to find and name amazing objects in the night sky. Fully illustrated with fun facts throughout, kids can point out sights to friends and family, saying things like, “that’s Jupiter,” and, “those stars are the constellation Cygnus the Swan,” and maybe even, “that group of stars doesn’t have a name but I think it looks like my dog getting belly rubs.”

by Charlotte Foltz Jones 

Popsicles, potato chips, Silly Putty, Velcro, and many other familiar things have fascinating stories behind them. In fact, dozens of products and everyday items had surprisingly haphazard beginnings. Mistakes That Worked offers forty of these unusual tales, along with hilarious cartoons and weird and amazing facts. Readers will be surprised and inspired!

It's the 10th anniversary of the world's best-selling almanac for kids! This year the Almanac features all-new content, interviews with explorers in each chapter, a special look at what was going on in the world when the first National Geographic Kids Almanac came out 10 years ago, plus the results of the 2019 Almanac Challenge and a new Challenge for kids who want to get involved with helping our planet.

by National Geographic Kids

Food chemistry, atom crashing, wave power, food chemistry, and robots! These are just a few of the topics covered in this fantastic new science encyclopedia, which presents a comprehensive overview of physical and life sciences from A to Z. Super smart and kid-friendly, it’s packed with full-color photographs, weird but true facts, amazing statistics, do-it-yourself experiments, plus profiles of scientists and National Geographic's explorers who rock the world of science. Keep up with the changes happening all around us with this stellar science reference book.

Soic y Sot: Los microchips (Spanish version - shown above)

Two microchips named SOIC and SOT go on a journey through an electronics assembly line. From shipping boxes, through the soldering process, assembly and test, the chips learn about the world outside, and what they were born to do! The perfect picture book for our littlest electrical engineers and technologists to be.

by Joyce Lapin

If you had your birthday party on the moon, what would it be like? Blast off to an extraterrestrial celebration and find out! This cool picture book combines fun and facts to help kids learn all about outer space.  

Have your birthday party on the moon and everyone will come! After all, who wouldn’t want to ride in a rocket and celebrate for a day that lasts as long as a month on Earth? Then, young partygoers could romp in a low-gravity playground; watch candles and balloons behave weirdly in the Moon’s atmosphere; and see why the “moon angels” they make in the thick carpet of lunar dust will last for thousands of years. With each discovery, kids learn the science behind the surprise, explained in terms they’ll understand. Complete with sidebars and a glossary, this entertaining adventure is perfect for sharing at home and at school.


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