Everyone is talking about STEM these days. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. These subjects are considered the most important subjects/skill sets you can teach your child in this generation.
Then there are those who argue that STEM without art is pointless because art helps develop your child’s brain so that it is STEM receptive. STEM with art added is called STEAM. Both are becoming by-words in education right now. I’m focusing on STEM in this post, because I have already covered a variety of art-related topics and art is not getting ignored in our homeschool.
But what does this have to do with your homeschool? How can you have an added FOCUS on STEM in your homeschool? Living books are a great place to start. Saturating your library and read-aloud time or reading assignments with a great collection of living books on the subjects of science, technology, engineering, and math will help expose your child to STEM as a part of life.
Free STEM Books for Science
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
Jupiter – Space Books for Kids (Early Reader with Jupiter Facts, Pictures & Video Links) by IP Factly and IC Stars
Symbiosis: Who’s Living with Me? by Dwight Kuhn
101 Facts – Desert Animals! Desert Animal Books for Kids (101 Animal Facts) by IP Factly and IC Wildlife
Go to Camp (Bugville Critters #20) by Robert Stanek
Terry Treetop and the Lost Egg: (Animal habitats) by Tali Carmi
Dolphins: Amazing Pictures & Fun Facts on Animals in Nature (Our Amazing World Series Book 3) by Kay de Silva
Horses: Amazing Pictures & Fun Facts on Animals in Nature by Kay de Silva
Free STEM Books for Technology
Mr. Planemaker’s Flying Machine by Shelagh Watkins
Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer
The Advance of Science in the Last Half-Century by Thomas Henry Huxley
The History of the Telephone by Herbert Newton Casson
Free STEM Books for Engineering
The Early History of the Airplane by Orville Wright and Wilbur Wright
Stories of Invention, Told by Inventors and their Friends by Edward Everett Hale
Little Masterpieces of Science: Invention and Discovery by George Iles
Free STEM Books for Math
Algebra: The Very Basics by Metin Bektas
How To Learn And Memorize Math, Numbers, Equations, And Simple Arithmetic by Anthony Metivier
Cakes and Butterflies – A Story about Learning Five Times Tables (The Numberland Tales – Help with Times Tables… by Professor Paradox (an entire series can be downloaded for free!)
Addition & Subtraction: For Ages 5 to 7 Years by C. Ingram ECE
Kindle Books were free at the time of this post and are not guaranteed to remain free. Amazon changes its selection of free books for Kindle frequently and this author is not responsible for those changes.