Science Literacy Week – Sept. 21 to 27, 2020

So what is Science Literacy Week exactly? From their website, “Science Literacy Week showcases the diversity of Canadian science and the culture it’s embedded in. Libraries, museums, science centres, schools and not-for-profits come together to highlight the books, movies, podcasts and events that convey the excitement and influence of science in our everyday lives. It’s about each and everyone’s unique relationship with science and how they live it.”

Check out some of our best picks for kids to keep you and your family learning all about the wonders of science. Click on a book cover to place a hold in our catalogue.

The most clever, fun, and exciting book of kids’ science experiments ever! This book is perfect for kids who like the excitement of exploding things, boiling things, and generally making a mess while learning about science. Get ready for amazing projects like: -Slime Party! -Color-changing milk -Mentos Diet Coke Geyser -PVC Rocket Launcher -Puffy Paint in the Microwave -Solar Oven S’mores -Homemade Light Saber

Aye, aye, matey! Captain Kidd here, and I’m on an adventure on the high seas. I’ve always wondered why me boat floats but me treasure sinks. Follow me crew to find out all about sinking and floating!

Engaging experiments using simple toys and everyday stuff teach curious young minds all about material and matter. Readers can take an up-close look at the different types of matter, properties of each type, and so much more. With low-level text and step-by-step photos, connecting young readers with science concepts and supporting the Next Generation Science Standards has never been simpler!

Do you have what it takes to be a MythBuster? Confirmed! Kid-friendly and age appropriate, this fun follow-up book to the successful MythBusters Science Fair Book is packed with more than thirty brand-new experiments for school and at home. Follow the book’s step-by-step simple instructions, and you’ll be able to bust or confirm myths just like Adam and Jamie on the popular MythBusters TV show from the Discovery Channel.

It’s never been more important to engage a child’s scientific curiosity, and Sean Connolly knows just how to do it–with lively, hands-on, seemingly “dangerous” experiments that pop, ooze, crash, and teach! Now, the author of The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science, takes it one step further: He leads kids through the history of science, and then creates amazing yet simple experiments that demonstrate key scientific principles.

Some scientists study plants. Others study the stars. And others study the oceans. This book explains what different scientists do and what they need to know. Photographs show scientists exploring the world around them. With full-color, full-page photographs throughout plus straightforward and engaging text, the I Want to Be … series is an appealing introduction to a broad spectrum of occupations.