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)
|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.
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.
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.
By: Tim Clifford
An introduction to geology of the Earth discusses plate tectonics, the rock cycle, and different types of rock.
|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.
|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.