Kids (up to college) are often asked what their favorite subject is or what they want to be when they grow up. As an educator or parent you may notice a child's particular interest and want to encourage it. This can sometimes be hard, "I like science", can mean 'I love biology but hate chemistry'. This post will be about science and varying degrees of jobs associated within the scientific field.
High School- An Astronauts Guide To Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield. Great and interesting book about how he prepares for space and in essence anything hard in life. Great for freshman or a senior graduation gift!
Middle School- I love the NASA website! This link is for grades 5th-8th; it has interesting facts about Earth, space exploration and current opportunities nation wide for students to apply, from internships to competitions. It also has great resources for parents/educators.
Elementary- Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars: Space Poems and Paintings by Douglas Florian great poems about each planet and the cosmos. Great to tie into a lesson about poetry or an art project!
This website is genius! Science is not my forte and this website is a life saver for promoting STEM without requiring you to be an expert in the field. It gives free lessons/activities for kids in grades 1-8 that promote engineering.
Here are additional websites that explore the scientific field geared towards kids: