When it comes to getting kids excited about STEM jobs and STEM programs, it’s important to use all resources possible to get them in the game. While there are videos that kids can watch to show them different types of experiments and projects, there are also some pretty cool books out there that can light the STEM fire and get them excited about STEM jobs and STEM programs. Here a few books your kids will want to check out!
Iggy Peck Architect
Architecture is taught in this children’s book that tells the story of the main character Iggy. Iggy always loved to build, but then his second grade teacher tells him that buildings aren’t allowed in second-grade. The story takes an interesting turn when Iggy is forced to use his architectural skills to save his class. By the end of the story, young readers will have a new interest in architecture when they see all of the cool things they can build.
The Most Magnificent Thing
When children learn about STEM programs and even try one on for size, they quickly learn how to deal with frustration, failure, and determination. In this book, one little girl gives up but soon gets the encouragement she needs to continue from an unlikely source. The outcome is the most magnificent thing she’s ever created.
Maker Lab: 28 Super Cool Projects
If you want your child to get excited about STEM programs and STEM jobs, this book may do the trick. It contains 28-kid friendly experiments and activities for them to try. They only require a few materials that you probably have around the house. Since the projects are divided among three difficulty levels, the book is good for kids of all ages.
All coders certainly aren’t going to become world-famous, but what better way to get girls interested in coding than to tell the story of two teens that end up earning fame through coding? The girls meet at a coding summer camp where they create a viral videogame. The project earns them much notoriety.
Calling All Minds: How to Think and Create Like an Inventor
One of the big ways to get kids excited about STEM programs and STEM jobs is to let them be inquisitive. This book explores the ideas behind questions like why snowflakes are symmetrical and why golf balls have dimples. The character looks at the science behind inventions and how the inventors got the job done. It also looks at the different ways ideas can be improved upon.
Another way to get your child interested in STEM jobs is to introduce them to STEM programs. At MakerKids, we offer programs in coding, robotics, and Minecraft for children in grades 1-8. Kids not only learn the hard skills needed to get the job done but also the soft skills that they can use in the programs and beyond. Find out more about our programs and how your child can benefit. Call us today at 1-844-MAKERKIDS for more information and to ask us any questions you may have. Get your kids excited about STEM today so that they can have a brighter tomorrow.