From serious scientific answers to crazy hypothetical questions, from explanation of fundamental concepts such as quantum physics, black holes, string theory, the Big Bang, dark matter, dark energy to parallel universes. We have curated a list of STEM and STEAM books that we completely love and adore (so do our kids), and we are confident that you will too. There are a few that are not necessarily your regular STEM or STEAM books, but they contain such a wealth of knowledge that we could not leave them off this list.
100 Easy STEAM Activities: Awesome Hands-On Projects for Aspiring Artists and Engineers by Andrea Scalzo Yi
Learn the basics of STEAM while having fun. Kids will learn to play fun games, complete creative projects, and learn early concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Projects use common household products and require mimim adult supervision. We highly recommend this book as the ultimate resource for many amazing and creative days of learning. For more information visit Raising Dragons website.
Awesome Science Experiments for Kids: 100+ Fun STEAM and STEM Projects and Why They Work by Crystal Chatterton
Awesome Science Experiments for Kids: 100+ Fun STEAM and STEM Projects and Why They Work by Crystal Chatterton teaches kids STEAM skills and that it is OK to be curious. Book features endless activities for science, technology, engineering, art and math. Instructions are easy to follow and STEM experiments and projects are easy to do. Kids can complete over one hundred STEAM projects, and design, build, invent, try new ideas, and learn cool skills just like a real scientist, artist, or engineer. Book is recommended for ages 5-10.
Let kids become a super-coders and create their own computer games using Scratch. Scratch is a free software developed by MIT. This book is for all creative young gamers. Book features easy to follow illustrated step by step instructions. It will teach kids key concepts like drawing shapes so they can code their own games. By the end of the book, any kid will be able to make 20 super cool and popular games like Snake and Brick Bouncer.
At EvQ AI we love STEM, and if you love STEM you will love this book. It is one of the most practical books ever written on this subject. Chris Woods has written a STEM classic. Not only straightforward and easy to read, it features easy to follow steps, tips and examples that any teacher or a parent can take to create a STEM culture in the classroom or at home. For more information visit dailySTEM website.
Girl Code: Gaming, Going Viral, and Getting It Done is an interesting and inspiring read. While not an educational textbook, it can serve as an inspiration for anyone that wants to become a coder. It is about two teenage girls who me met at Girls Who Code summer camp and created a world famous video game. Readers will get an inside look at the tech industry, the power of coding, and some of the great women who are shaping our world. This book also includes bonus content to help kids start coding.
Since 2012, the organization Girls Who Code has been teaching computing skills to and inspired over 40,000 girls all over America. Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, and author of the Brave Not Perfect, wants to inspire kids to code. Book features beautiful artwork and easy to understand explanations of coding principles. It also features real life stories of girls and women working at companies like Pixar and NASA. This beautifully animated book shows what a big role computer science plays in our lives and how much fun it is. For more information visit Girls Who Code website.
STEM Lab by Jack Challoner features twenty five fun STEM activities for kids ages 9-12. Activities are beautifully illustrated and instructions are easy to follow. Book explains how STEM is shaping the world around us. Each activity includes ‘How It Works” section covering STEM principles to help kids understand answers to their science curiosity. This helps to exercise cognitive thinking and problem-solving skills.
In The Universe in Your Hand: A Journey Through Space, Time, and Beyond, Christophe Galfard uses layman’s terms to explain fundamental concepts such as quantum physics, black holes, string theory, the Big Bang, dark matter, dark energy and even parallel universes. This book is suited for teens and adults. While not your typical STEM book, we absolutely love it and highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning about the universe.
What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe is not a typical STEM or STEAM book. Rather it has answers to many questions, even strange and crazy ones, you never thought you would ask. For example, what if you tried to hit a baseball that was pitched at 90% the speed of light? If robots took over the world, how long would people last? You would will not be able to put this book down. It will keep you interested from beginning to the end. For answers to strangest questions visit xkcd.com website to read Randall Munroe’s famous webcomic.