These books to make science interesting are ideal for little Einsteins, who are interested in how the planet works, and how to help it. Science and nature interesting subjects. But although there are a lot of knowledgeable people – if you’ve read a lot of books, you’ll know that knowledge does not necessarily mean that many people can write (or teach well).
How We Are Connected with the Universe
This Phenomenal Life is an entertaining educational book, on ways we are connected to the universe. It’s full of facts on how we share our world with other species and the natural world. From vast galaxies above to miniature microbes within, humans are organically connected to the complex cycles and mysterious processes of our universe. The first page has an illustration of a jellyfish (nature) and can-opener (not nature!) Every atom of our body is made of remnants of stars and explosions in the galaxies. And we share the same biochemical basis of life: from a single-celled amoeba to a blue whale.
Notes for Living on Planet Earth
Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth is a highly-reviewed gorgeous book that combines instilling a fascinating for the natural world for children, with protecting our climate and animals. Winner of several awards, your child will adore this book.
Insightfully sweet, this book created for the author’s son describes the planet’s terrain (bumpy, sharp, wet), space (it’s big!) and a guide to all humanity (don’t be fooled, we are all people).
A Book of Nature Anatomy
Nature Anatomy is a beautiful book about the natural world. Ecological writer Satish Kumar once wrote that unless you know Nature, you can’t love her. So this book can inspire anyone to look after nature, once they learn about Her. From the anatomy of a jellyfish to the inside of a volcano, from monarch butterfly migration to how sunsets work, these whimsical illustrators paired with education means there is no more fun way to learn.
A Book of Ocean Anatomy
Ocean Anatomy dives deep into the wonders of the sea. Visit shorelines, the open ocean and below the waves, for this artistic exploration of the watery universe. Discover how the world’s oceans formed, why the sea is salty and the forces behind oceanic phenomena like rogue waves. The book features colourful anatomical profiles of sea creatures from crustacean to cetacean, surveys of seafaring vessels and lighthouses, and the impact of plastic and warming water temperatures.
Science Books for Future Geniuses
- Genetics for Smart Kids is a book by Little Doctor Valentina who with the help of her adorable puppy, explains genetics (no animal experiments here: see the post on humane research). With her handy microscope, Valentina explains cells parts, DNA and genes (like why her puppy is yellow but his siblings are brown!) From nitrogen bases to chromosomes.
- Evolution for Smart Kids won’t go down well with Creationists, but everyone else (including many religious parents) can learn the origins of life. Valentia is now a paleonthologist who travels back in time, before there were any plants or animals in the world. She teaches of unicellular organisms, bad and good mutations and variations. Learn how we evolved from dinosaurs to chickens!