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Novel for Earth Science - Middle School
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:51 PM
Hey guys! Any good novels that are appropriate for middle school for earth and space science? Any resources appreciated.
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Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:55 AM
Along with what has already been posted, I created a collection of resources regarding teaching science through trade books. Please note that these include resources for K-12, so not middle school specific, but do give a large list of texts that you can use. Check it out here:
Any other novels in specific that people have had success with?
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Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:14 PM
How about The Martian (Andy Weir). There is a classroom edition (bad language removed) available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Martian-Classroom-Novel-Andy-Weir/pro...0804189358
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Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:01 AM
I also did a quick search, and this website has a bunch of potential novels. You'd have to take a look at what they offer and decide if any are useful.
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:27 AM
I've done some work in my classes with the classroom edition of The Martian and students responded really positively! I also really like Will Alexander's novels Ambassador and Nomad, but they're more science fiction than science.
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Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:30 PM
You could do, Chasing Space by Leland Melvin. It's a wonderfully written memoir that will inspire students to perhaps pursue a career in science.
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