Book: Kitchen Science Lab for Kids!

Kitchen Science Lab for Kids: 52 Family Friendly Experiments from Around the House (Lab Series)

Science stimulates curiosity and sparks the imagination at any age. Especially with this nifty lab manual that brings research to the kitchen. Your scientist-in-training will analyze a variety of amusing experiments enriching their creativity.

One deterrent for kids jumping into science headfirst is fear of the unfamiliar. As a kid, I did not have the highest opinion of science. At-home Chemical Reactions Kit didn’t appeal to me as much as an Easy Bake Oven! However, If I had the Kitchen Science Lab Book I would have discovered my love for science much earlier! This

This book brings science to the kitchen and offers inexpensive and fun experiments using ingredients you probably have lying around in your kitchen. The best part about this is that it encourages kids to keep a lab journal to record their observations. This book says it is best for kids ages 8-12 and parental guidance is encouraged. Learn and eat science with your curious kid!

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National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books for Tiny Wonderers

For older children, stimulating interest in the sciences can be difficult, as by those ages the topics become intimidating and a chore. As with most things, its best to get started early, by exposing children to topics with wide appeal that lead towards STEM. Space, animals, and dinosaurs, are all things we are frequently fascinated with as children and it is often these things that drive us to explore the world through books and knowledge. The National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book series is a great way to get children reading and learning about all sorts of things. Watch as they wow you with facts ranging from dinosaurs to black holes!

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National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books)
Price*: $9.79 Hardcover (Amazon)

As a parent, those questions about why something is this or that are often the ones that can stump you. Why is sky blue? Why do planes fly when they are so big? Maybe you know the answer, but sometimes it can be difficult to explain to a young one. The Big Book of Why tackles many of these questions in a way that is easy to digest for young children. Who knows, odds are there will be something to learn for even adults within these pages!


National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of How (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books)
Price*: $10.00 Hardcover (Amazon)

Like the Big Book of Why, the Big Book of How takes on the question of how things work, and with children there are many! Knowledge is power, and empowering children with knowing how things work can inspire confidence in both their schoolwork and life, as it takes out some of the world’s uncertainty. Written to be engaging and funny, kids will be looking over this one over and over.


National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of the Ocean (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books)
Price*: $9.52 Hardcover (Amazon)

On this Earth, few things are as mysterious as the ocean, and this book helps dispel some of these mysteries by shedding light on the expansive environments that make up the ocean waters. Learning about both well-known and obscure creatures will rouse any child’s curiosity about this exciting world!

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National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Animals (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books)
Price*: $9.52 Hardcover (Amazon)

For those with a passion for animals, they might want to begin with Big Book of Animals! With information on several animals from all walks of life, these books are informative and easy to read, and this instance makes a great entry into the series.


National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Bugs (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books)
Price*: $12.61 Hardcover (Amazon)

How many of us spent time outdoors searching for ladybugs and roly polys? For those with an interest in the creepy and crawly, check out the Big Book of Bugs!


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Price*: $9.77 Hardcover (Amazon)

Learning about the universe can be humbling and also inherently magical, as some concepts, such as the size of some planets, distances between galaxies, and how far comets travel can be mind-boggling. This book helps make some of these concepts accessible and fun. After going through the Big Book of Space, your child will be the acting astronomer in your household!


National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books)
Price*: $9.22 Hardcover (Amazon)

Back when I was a child, I couldn’t get enough of dinosaurs. And if this book were around, it’d definitely be a part of my collection! The Big Book of Dinosaurs will teach children about many dinosaurs, including teaching you how to pronounce some of those difficult names (I sure had difficulty with some of those names). A great gift for any young dinosaur fanatic.

Best Books to Inspire Young Girls to Pursue STEM!

Did you know that only a small percentage of teen girls want to become scientists? As a female scientist with two young daughters, this upsets me! Girls are just as capable as boys in STEM fields so why are a majority of books geared towards girls all about princesses? Below I’ve listed some kick-ass books profiling amazing women in STEM that aim to inspire and captivate young girls and get them thinking about science!

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Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World
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This title is one of my absolute favorites! The illustrations are creative and captivating while the information is intriguing and awe-inspiring. I fully understand why this was a New York Times bestseller! Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty incredible women in every field of STEM spanning decades.

One of my favorite things about this is the infographics that teach girls about lab equipment and scientific concepts. Not only are girls learning about the powerful women that came before them, they are learning the tools needed to get there!

As soon as I heard about this book, I immediately ordered one for my girls.

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I Love Science: A Journal for Self-Discovery and Big Ideas will help young female scientific thinkers organize their thoughts and foster new ideas through inspirational quotes and examples.


Hidden Figures Young Readers Edition
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New York Times bestselling author Margot Lee Shetterly’s book is now available in a new edition perfect for young readers. My daughters loved the movie and wanted to learn more and this book is perfect for kids 8-12. The amazing true story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped launch our space program into greatness is one every young girl should read. Never let anyone tell you that you can’t do something. These women sure didn’t!


Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars
Paperback (Amazon)

If Hidden Figures has you itching to learn more about the women who worked in the space program, pick up Nathalia Holt’s lively, immensely readable history, Rise of the Rocket Girls.” —Entertainment Weekly

The women in Hidden Figures were not the only pioneers in the space program. This book tells the captivating true story of the women of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, who launched America into space. I grew up fifteen minutes from JPL and visited it frequently which is why I was originally drawn to this book. It is nice to have a book that discusses the women who made a critical difference in the race to space.

Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science-and the World
Paperback (Amazon)

One word my mother always used to describe me was “headstrong”. I never understood if that was a compliment or not until my headstrong personality helped me fight through the stereotypes and negative stigmas I encountered working in science. So when I saw this book, I was thrilled to see the title of this book! Headstrong chronicles the courageous and inspiring journey’s of 52 strong women and discusses their accomplishments, challenges, and impact on the world. These profiles will encourage young girls to engage in their interests in STEM without holding back!

Magnificent Minds: 16 Pioneering Women in Science and Medicine
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A notable mention is Magnificent Minds, which highlights the contributions of 16 women to the advancement of Science and Medicine. I love that it gives details that are typically overlooked when these women are profiled. Such as, Florence Nightengale’s contribution to the use of statistics in public health. This book is not only a celebration of these brilliant minds but, it also empowers girls to pursue uncharted territory in STEM.