Science Literacy Week

Science Literacy Week — September 18 to 24

Science Literacy Week is a celebration of science-based activities that highlight scientists from coast-to-coast in Canada. This week-long blitz is designed to celebrate scientists and encourage Canadians to become more interested in all things SCIENCE. Being science literate means that we can find answers to our everyday curiosities; but more importantly that we are able to read, understand, and evaluate what we are exposed to.

So why not pick up a book and learn something new about the world around us:

Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History

 

Wonder women : 25 innovators, inventors, and trailblazers who changed history by Sam Maggs 

This short collection of biographies highlights lesser-known woman that made amazing strides in the fields of science and technology. It features women who broke barriers as scientists, engineers, mathematicians, adventurers and inventors but also features Q&A’s with women currently working in these fields. This engaging and humorous book deftly showcases women’s contribution in science.

 

The Hidden Life of Trees

 

The hidden life of trees : what they feel, how they communicate by Peter Wohlleben

In this book, Wohlleben takes us into the secret world of nature, comparing the special qualities of trees to that of human beings. He describes how families of trees communicate, grow, and struggle to survive, just like us. Not only do you learn a lot more about the life cycle of  trees, you are also given entry to an enchanting hidden world.

 

 

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

 

Astrophysics for people in a hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of the most well known astrophysicists and a leading space communicator. What is that you say? Well, a space communicator is someone who helps regular people understand super sciencey (YES real word) things. In this engaging read, Tyson introduces and explains the universe in a straightforward and enjoyable way.