Earth and Space Science

Novel for Earth Science - Middle School

Hey guys! Any good novels that are appropriate for middle school for earth and space science? Any resources appreciated.

Stephanie LeGrone
Stephanie Legrone
2580 Activity Points

Hi Stephanie, 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: http://learningcenter.nsta.org/mylibrary/collection.aspx?id=zAoFOpAxo1g_E Any other novels in specific that people have had success with? -Megan

Megan Doty
Megan Doty
9257 Activity Points

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/product-reviews/0804189358

Cris DeWolf
Cris DeWolf
11745 Activity Points

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. http://www.unleashingreaders.com/?p=1568

Cris DeWolf
Cris DeWolf
11745 Activity Points

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.

Anne Williard
Anne Williard
495 Activity Points

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.

Valeria Tristan
Valeria Tristan
210 Activity Points

Hi Stephanie, Your post caught my eye because I am always looking to expand my book collection for my future classroom! I haven't read this book yet but I have heard great things about it. It's called "Life As We Knew It" by Susan Beth Pfeffer. I've attached a link that provides the cover of the book and a quick synopsis of the story. Hope you've gotten some great suggestions that your kids will enjoy! https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/213753.Life_As_We_Knew_It

Danielle Pinto
Danielle Pinto
400 Activity Points

Post Reply

Forum content is subject to the same rules as NSTA List Serves. Rules and disclaimers