STEM Reading List: Geology


Teach kids more about geology by adding these titles to your library. This book list includes books to explain the wonders of geology and project-based learning)








1631592858 Geology Lab for Kids
By: Garret Romaine

Dig in and learn about the Earth under your feet. Geology Lab for Kids features 52 simple, inexpensive, and fun experiments that explore the Earth’s surface, structure, and processes. It explores the wonders of geology, such as the formation of crystals and fossils, the layers of the Earth’s crust, and how water shapes mountains, valleys, and canyons.
9780531246764 Geology
By: Susan Heinrichs Gray

Discusses how geologists study rocks to learn more about Earth, from how it was formed to how it was grown and changed over millions of years.
1861474024 Planet Earth
By: John Farndon

This book looks at the place of Earth in the solar system, the development of life, the Earth’s changing landscape, environmental issues, and related topics, with corresponding experiments.
1606949934 Geology
By: Tim Clifford

An introduction to geology of the Earth discusses plate tectonics, the rock cycle, and different types of rock.
9781936313396 Geology of the Pacific Northwest
By: Cynthia Brown

Learn how geology and physical geography are intertwined and explore the wonders of the Pacific Northwest. Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, western Montana, and northern California are a unique part of the United States known for its explosive volcanoes and earthquakes. The region has everything from glaciers and tundra to mighty rivers and the only temperate rainforest in the United States.
9781426319044 Dirtmeister’s Nitty Gritty Planet Earth: all about rocks, minerals, fossils, earthquakes, volcanoes, and even dirt!
By: Steve Tomecek

Part graphic novel, part fun guidebook, Dirtmeister’s Nitty Gritty Planet Earth introduces both eager and reluctant readers to the basic geologic processes that shape our Earth. Clear and concise explanations of the various geologic processes reveal the comprehensive science behind each fascinating topic. Fun facts and simple DIY experiments reinforce the concepts while short biographies of outstanding scientists inspire future geo-scientists.


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