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Best STEM Books You Should Read

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Stem books.

1. Awesome Science Experiments for Kids: 100+ Fun STEM / STEAM Projects and Why They Work (2018)

 Best STEM Books You Should ReadLoaded with 100+ kid-tested experiments in science, technology, engineering, art, and math―Science Experiments for Kids puts the STEAM back in learning.Getting kids excited about science can be difficult. Science Experiments for Kids provides young scientists ages 5-10 with hands-on experiments that teach them how to apply the scientific method. From the home laboratory of former chemistry teacher and blogger behind the Science Kiddo, Crystal Chatterton combines fun experiments with the hows and whys behind them in Science Experiments for Kids.Science Experiments for Kids contains: From figuring out how quicksand works to turning a…
Author(s): Crystal Chatterton

2. Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons, 3-5: Using Children s Books to Inspire STEM Learning – PB422X2 (2017)

 Best STEM Books You Should Read"Teachers in our district have been fans of Picture-Perfect Science for years, and it s made a huge impact on how they fit science into their school day. We are so excited to do more of the same with these Picture-Perfect STEM books!" Chris Gibler, elementary instructional coach, Blue Springs School District in Missouri "This lively mix of picture books and engaging, standards-based STEM content will be a powerful tool to inspire STEM learning." Andrea Beaty, author of Ada Twist, Scientist; Rosie Revere, Engineer; and Iggy Peck,…
Author(s): Emily Morgan, Karen Ansberry

3. Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons, K 2: Using Children s Books to Inspire STEM Learning – PB422X1 (2017)

 Best STEM Books You Should ReadTeachers in our district have been fans of Picture-Perfect Science for years, and it s made a huge impact on how they fit science into their school day. We are so excited to do more of the same with these Picture-Perfect STEM books!" Chris Gibler, elementary instructional coach, Blue Springs School District in Missouri "This lively mix of picture books and engaging, standards-based STEM content will be a powerful tool to inspire STEM learning." Andrea Beaty, author of Ada Twist, Scientist; Rosie Revere, Engineer; and Iggy Peck, Architect For teachers…
Author(s): Emily Morgan, Karen Ansberry

4. Making and Tinkering With STEM: Solving Design Challenges With Young Children (2017)

 Best STEM Books You Should ReadTinker, make, engineer―solving problems from picture books Can you build a sturdy house that is safe from the big, bad wolf? Imagine your dream car. What special features does it have? What can you use to create it? Teaching and learning STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) is more accessible than ever before! Children will be inspired, delighted, and challenged as they use everyday materials and STEM concepts to design and build solutions to problems faced by characters in their favorite books. This practical, hands-on resource includes • 25…
Author(s): Cate Heroman

5. Stem Cell Therapy: A Rising Tide: How Stem Cells Are Disrupting Medicine and Transforming Lives (2017)

 Best STEM Books You Should ReadStem cells are the repair cells of your body.  When there aren’t enough of them, or they aren’t working properly, chronic diseases can manifest and persist. From industry leaders, sport stars, and Hollywood icons to thousands of everyday, ordinary people, stem cell therapy has helped when standard medicine failed. Many of them had lost hope. These are their stories.Neil H Riordan, author of MSC: Clinical Evidence Leading Medicine’s Next Frontier, the definitive textbook on clinical stem cell therapy, brings you an easy-to-read book about how and why stem cells work, and why they’re the wave of…
Author(s): Neil H Riordan

6. SuperScience STEM Instant Activities: Grades 4-6: 30 Hands-on Investigations With Anchor Texts and Videos (2017)

 Best STEM Books You Should ReadThis comprehensive pack features 15 engaging topics—including animal senses, dinosaurs, wild weather, earthquakes, forces, and properties of matter—that support the Next Generation Science Standards. Includes 15 self-contained folders, one for each science topic. Each folder includes a science article, 5 double-sided laminated task cards- features hands-on investigations, 2 reproducible recording sheets, management tips, plus links to an anchor video and online bonus activities. A must-have resource for every classroom! Topics Include: •Physical Science •…
Author(s): Katherine Burkett

7. STEM Lesson Essentials, Grades 3-8: Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (2013)

 Best STEM Books You Should Read“STEM Lesson Essentials moves beyond the rhetoric and provides knowledge, tools, models, and examples that make STEM a reality of teaching and learning in classrooms.” -Rodger Bybee, Executive Director (Retired), Biological Sciences Curriculum Study Want to know how to implement authentic STEM teaching and learning into your classroom? STEM Lesson Essentials provides all the tools and strategies you’ll need to design integrated, interdisciplinary STEM lessons and units that are relevant and exciting to your students. With clear definitions of both STEM and STEM literacy, the authors argue that STEM in itself is not a curriculum, but rather a…
Author(s): Jo Anne Vasquez, Michael Comer, et al.

8. The Case for STEM Education: Challenges and Opportunities – PB337X (2013)

 Best STEM Books You Should ReadIf you re an education leader concerned with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) initiatives, this book will help you both understand and implement STEM action plans. The book starts by putting STEM in context, as the early chapters outline the challenges facing STEM education, draw lessons from the Sputnik moment of the 1950s and 1960s, and contrast contemporary STEM with other education reforms. The author then explores appropriate roles for the federal government as well as states, districts, and individual schools. Finally, the book offers several ideas you can use to…
Author(s): Rodger W. Bybee

9. Year Round Project-Based Activities for STEM PreK-K: Grades Prek-K (2013)

 Best STEM Books You Should ReadWondering how to incorporate science, technology, engineering, and math PLUS collaboration, critical thinking, problem-solving, and digital literacy into the curriculum? You can do it with project-based learning. Each book presents several units that require students to think creatively and to put what they are learning into practice. Meanwhile, the teacher can continually assess what is being learned and make any necessary adjustments. The books actually make learning funwhile meeting all of the newest curriculum requirements! #376,774 in Books (See…
Author(s): Kathryn Kurowski

10. From STEM to STEAM: Brain-Compatible Strategies and Lessons That Integrate the Arts (2018)

 Best STEM Books You Should ReadWeave arts activities to STEM instruction, and STEAM ahead to academic success  Arts activities enhance the skills critical for achieving STEM success, but how do busy STEM educators integrate the arts into sometimes inflexible STEM curriculum? This new edition of From STEM to STEAM explores emerging research to detail the way. It includes: The main objective of both art and science is discovery. Lead your students to make that connection and STEAM ahead to academic success!    #330,452 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #393 in Science & Technology Teaching…
Author(s): David A. Sousa, Thomas J. Pilecki

11. STEM by Design (2016)

 Best STEM Books You Should ReadHow do you create effective STEM classrooms that energize students, help them grow into creative thinkers and collaborators, and prepare them for their futures? This practical book from expert Anne Jolly has all the answers and tools you need to get started or enhance your current program. Based on the author’s popular MiddleWeb blog of the same name, STEM by Design reveals the secrets to successful lessons in which students use science, math, and technology to solve real-world engineering design problems. You’ll learn how to: Throughout this user-friendly book, you’ll find design tools such as checklists,…
Author(s): Anne Jolly

Best Stem Books You Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some stem books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Root to Stem: A seasonal guide to natural recipes and remedies for everyday life

Author(s): Alex Laird
Publisher: Penguin, Year: 25 Apr 2019, Size: 11 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2394961

Plant Stem Cells: Methods and Protocols

Author(s): Muhammad Naseem, Thomas Dandekar
Publisher: Springer US;Humana, Year: 2020, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2467328

Nanocarrier Mediated siRNA Delivery Targeting Stem Cell Differentiation

Author(s): Fernandez Fiona, kotharkar pooja, Chakravorty Adrija, kowshik Meenal, Talukdar Indrani
Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2514722

2⁵ Problems for STEM Education

Author(s): Valery Ochkov
Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC, Year: 2020, Size: 77 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2520176

Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Human Health and Diseases

Author(s): Ahmed El-Hashash
Publisher: Academic Press, Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2521004

Cognitive Informatics, Computer Modelling, and Cognitive Science: Application to Neural Engineering, Robotics, and Stem: Volume 2: Application to Neural Engineering, Robotics, and STEM

Author(s): Ganesh R. Sinha, Jasjit S. Suri
Publisher: Academic Pr, Year: 2020, Size: 20 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2521599

Essential Current Concepts in Stem Cell Biology

Author(s): Beate Brand-Saberi
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 18 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2538116

Science and Engineering Projects Using the Arduino and Raspberry Pi: Explore STEM Concepts with Microcomputers

Author(s): Paul Bradt, David Bradt
Publisher: Apress, Year: 2020, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2543354

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly hot items according to The Wall Street Journal, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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