Who doesn’t love a good read aloud, or cuddling up into a comfy spot and opening up a chapter book? Wouldn’t it be great if students could read some high interest science book titles? When incorporating science into literacy, it is always a great idea to have some interesting science books in your classroom library. No! Science textbooks don’t count! There are so many to choose from, and I felt like I absolutely had to round them all up for you! Let’s look into some science books for the classroom.
List of Science Books For The Classroom Library
If you are looking for a way to intertwine language arts and science, bringing different school science books is easy and fun! This book list doesn’t include all of the amazing science books out there, but it will help start your science library.
Looking for easy ways to integrate literacy and science? Check out one of my latest blog posts here!
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Science Book Series
This part of the list is full of science book series. This means your students don’t have just to enjoy this one book. They can enjoy multiple books based on different science topics.
How To Be A Scientist By Steve Mould
This book includes more than 40 fun questions, games, experiments, and real-life scenarios that make learning scientific concepts fun! Simple activities help curious kids learn new ideas and stories about great scientists and their discoveries and failures. It will surely inspire your science students.
After reading this book, you may have some students who decide they too would like to be a scientist. Why not help them decide which scientific field they may enjoy? I have a careers in science bundle that could help lead the way!
Ada Twist, Scientist By Andrea Beaty
Ada is always asking questions. She is very curious and is always on fact-finding missions and creating science experiments. Sometimes those experiments and missions don’t go as planned, though. She quickly learned the value of thinking through problems and staying curious!
Ada Twist has her own Netflix series and chapter book series called “The Why Files”.
Magic School Bus Rides Again Series By Judy Katschke
This series is part of the Scholastic line of chapter books called Branches. It is aimed at newly independent readers but is awesome for teaching scientific concepts to any grade level of students. It is full of illustrations and facts and will bring back your childhood as Ms. Frizzle’s little sister Fiona takes over! Don’t worry she still has the old catchphrase. “take chances, make mistakes, and get messy!”
Many of the Magic School Bus Rides Again books would be a great companion text with my Scientific Concepts Close Reading Year Long Bundle. Easily read the book, complete the close reading activities, and learn more about the science topic along with the kids in Miss. Frizzle’s class.
Science Experiment Collections
Are your students looking for some new science fair experiments? This part of the list may be perfect for them. All of the books below include science experiments kids can perform at home!
Smithsonian 10-Minute Science Experiments: 50+ quick, easy and awesome projects for kids By Steve Spangler
This book gives readers dozens of exciting experiments designed to teach them about the basics of science, physics, engineering, and chemistry. They’ll learn about critical thinking, how to conduct an experiment, and how to measure their results. Each experiment has easy-to-find materials; most materials are probably in their cabinets at home. With easy setup and clean-up, most experiments are done within 10 minutes!
If you are looking for a way to incorporate the scientific method into your classroom. Check out my scientific method and nature of science unit.
Real Engineering Experiments: 25+ Exciting STEAM Activities for Kids By Anthony Tegtmeyer
Learn about the engineering world for kids and how it works with science, technology, art, and math, whether students are interested in structures, mechanics, electrons, and more. This book offers step-by-step instructions and pictures that help answer many questions!
Famous Faces In Science
The following books allow your students to get up close and personal with some of the most famous people of science!
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World By Rachel Ignotofsky
This book recognized 50 women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics from the ancient to the modern world. This book contains beautiful infographics and a scientific glossary, and your students will learn about women like Jane Goodall and Katherine Johnson.
Bold Women In Science By Danni Washington
Women have been at the forefront of science for decades. This book is a great collection of biographies of 15 women with extraordinary scientific accomplishments. See how they followed their dreams and changed everything we know about technology, the universe, and our bodies.
If you are looking for other ways to learn about women in science. I suggest you check out my women in science bundle. It is the perfect companion activity to this book!
Spectacular Stories for Curious Kids STEM Edition By Jesse Sullivan
A definite must-have when it comes to stem books for kids! Over 200 pages of stories from history and scientific wonders in science, technology, engineering, and math. This book will allow all students to learn a little something and read some pretty fascinating stories.
100 Scientists Who Made History By Andrea Mills
In an information-packed book with 100 mini-biographies, your students will read all about scientists and innovators who have shaped our society and changed the way we see the world. Including people like Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking, this book is sure to inspire some students.
Science Resources Text
Science Encyclopedia By National Geographic Kids
From atom crashing to robots, many topics are covered in this science encyclopedia. It presents a comprehensive overview of physical and life sciences from A-Z. Super smart and kid-friendly, this encyclopedia has full-color photographs, weird but true facts, statistics, do-it-yourself experiments, and different information on scientists and explorers who were important to the world of science.
The Fascinating Science Book for Kids: 500 Amazing Facts! By Kevin Kurtz MA
Dinosaurs, dolphins, mountains, and more, this science book for kids has it all! It includes 500 science facts that offer hours of reading and learning. Full-color pictures on every page, you’ll learn weird and wonderful facts. Earth science, solar system, you name it!
Science Books For The Classroom
Including science themed books in your classroom library is a great way to get your students not only interested in science but also in reading. Having books available about Temple Grandin or Jacques Cousteau allow students to see that science is a huge part of our world today and is important to everyone!
Wait, Before You Go!
Don’t forget I have some great classroom ideas for science activities that go along with many of the books above!
I’ll link them below one more time for you. 😉😉