children’s Interest in STEM

What’s a kid’s bridge to the world? The reading says the wise.

Reading is the food for the mind, and more so when it’s about children.

Inspiring young readers is important. Children are the best observers and have the sharpest minds. Everything is new to them. All you got to do is chisel them right. Reading can prove to be gold.

STEM researchers believe, conducting academic programs for educators on how they should impart education on STEM can make the world more attractive and interesting to children.

Teaching about STEM is like stretching and trying children’s curiosity and thinking.

We explore a few titles and books, which will not only better inform them on STEM, but also by innovating education pedagogy, it will provide hands-on activities such as developing a robot, building a sun scope, examining SARS-COV-2, etc.

7 Books to Get Started in STEM for Children

Sparking early interest in STEM is about giving a career direction and setting their sail for academic success. Bring home these books to encourage your young to see the world through the perspective of a scientist or a mathematician.

The Universe: The Big Bang, Black Holes, and Blue Whales

Penned by Matthew Brendon Wood and illustrated by Cornell, it is a 128 pages book covering epic information about space and Earth’s environment for the 12- to 15-year-olds. It will help children as well as teachers in understanding a lot about the space beyond Earth and learn about Earth during the process. For educators, it will be a cherishing glimpse into how they can approach STEM subjects.

The Science of Fashion

Written by Julie Danneberg, and illustrated by Simpson, it is also appropriate for 12- to 15-year-olds. It explains to readers how technology, science, and engineering combination is changing clothing. And determining what we wear, and the fashion we follow. It’s about the computers in designing, the science behind dyes, and other manufacturing innovations. It makes for a great peek into the real working of the Fashion industry for kids as well as educating leaders.

The Lost Tribes: Trials

By Christine Taylor-Butler, it is the 3rd installment in the science fiction adventure series of the publication. Patrick Arrasmith is the illustrator in this book, and it has been designed for 10- to 12-year-olds. This is a story about five friends on a mission to save the Earth. Taylor-Butler is an MIT-trained engineer (civil) and has written many nonfiction science books. She weaves amazing facts around history and technology.

Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer

By Traci Sorell, this is among the biographies. This genre is great to introduce kids to real-life stories. It’s like giving them real heroes they can look up to. This book is apt for 7- to 11-year-olds. It features a decorated Cherokee Aerospace Engineer and Mary Golda Ross whose passion led her to space exploration. She went on to join a top-secret division as the only female engineer in space travel. Educating leaders about these heroes can spark interest in children about STEM, especially young girls.

Beyond: Discoveries from the Outer Reaches of Space

Written by Miranda Paul, it is apt for 5- to 9-year-olds. It shows very young readers what they can expect to see in spacecraft. It will introduce them to a phenomenon like a black hole, the birth of a star, dark matter, and more from a planet where gemstones fall from the sky.

Kids vs. Plastic: Ditch the straw and find the pollution solution

From bags to bottles and other single-use plastics, this book is best used for innovating education in the areas of climate and the environment. Apt for 8- to 12-year-olds, it takes a hard look at the problems as well as solutions.

Books with colorful graphics and charts help kids visualize and mind you it’s the best age and way to get introduced to STEM. It’s time we give due importance to STEM in K12 education.