Below are some sites where you can find additional great science-related children’s books:

As member of the Lake Jennings BSA Troop 325, I’ve been putting together a list of activities for our troop’s STEM Merit Badge that we’re working on. I wanted to include some fun projects and experiments we could do as a group (because let’s face it: boys love making a mess haha!)

I had some of the kids helping me, and they found these guides, which I was very impressed with:

 Fun Science Experiments With Bottles

Science Experiments involving Vaporization

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K–12: National Science Teachers’ Association annual list and brief review of great science trade books.

Reading Rockets Award-winning children’s’ books: This site contains links to various award-winning children’s books, fiction and nonfiction.

Booksource: This is an interesting site that allows you to search for books in a variety of ways: by grade level, discipline, award winners, and more. They offer collections by grade level to meet the NGSS. They also provide a lot of information about the books. They are a wholesale bookseller that markets to school districts.

Favorite Children’s Picture Books for Teaching Science in Grades K-6 (Picture Perfect Science): The authors of “Picture Perfect Science” compiled a list and description of great science trade books published from 1985 to 2010 (Yes, they are older, but still relevant, and most are still in school libraries.)

Here are some great websites for science activities from my Science Nook Facebook page:

 Science experiments for kids

 Engineering activities.

 Engineering activities for kids.

 Activities with ice and water.

 Rainy day activities.

This is the link with the chromatography butterflies and more!

 Bill Nye’s home activities.

 NGSS resource library.


Come back often! I’ll be adding more links. Perhaps you can suggest some?

Here’s my first suggested site: 

I am sending you this email to thank you for your science experiment resources at ! This week in class we are focusing on Science and ways that experiments teach us things that are important to know, that we may not know without doing the experiment! I did some research prior to putting together a lecture and stumbled upon your page which had a lot of great resources and information, so again thank you!!

In addition to your page I did some research with the class about experiments that they can do at home. We came across this article, and the kids loved it! They found a lot of experiments that they can do at home and got excited about. I gave them the task of picking one experiment and completing it at home with their parents and writing up their findings! The class asked that we email you to recommend you add this great resource to your already wonderful page! They believe they can help other children and classrooms by adding another helpful link to your page. Please do let us know if you find this resource helpful and do take the classes suggestion. We are looking forward to hearing from you!


I hope your students continue with their love of science. Thank you so much for the suggestion—I love at home science activities!! Here are some more I found on Pintrest!

The Science Behind Glass

7 free STEM online resources. At the bottom are some suggested STEM activity books (not free)!

15+ Science and Engineering projects for creative kids (Maker-style projects).

5 ways to add reading to your science class.

 Setting up a classroom STEM center

 Leaf chromatography for ages 3—8

Fall Science Experiments

 Rocks and Minerals: a fun testing experiment for kids

Science for preschoolers: Gummy Bear Science

 Science activities through the seasons

8 science experiments with salt

 20 science experiments for kids

 12 outside engineering projects for kids

 STEM activities for children

I’m so excited! I just heard from a Girl Scout troop that has been using my resources for their “Home Scientist” badge! To thank me, they sent another resource for young scientists to use. It is a great resource filled with fun force and motion (cars!) experiments:

Thank you, Girl Scouts!

I had an email from a 9-year-old future scientist, telling me about this great web site!  If you are interested in doing  experiments at home, check it out!  Don’t forget your safety gear–goggles are a must (Amazon, home improvement stores), an apron is good, gloves never hurt, and you MUST wash your hands after any experiment!