ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Science Teaching Association today announced its fourth annual list of “Best STEM Books K-12.” This list—selected by volunteer educators and assembled in cooperation with the Children’s Book Council—provides recommendations about the best trade books with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) content available for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
“The 2020 list of Best K-12 STEM books cover a wonderfully diverse spectrum of STEM themes that engage, entertain, and inspire students,” said NSTA Executive Director Dr. David Evans. “We are delighted to bring increased attention to these outstanding books that help bolster reading comprehension skills while learning STEM content.”
Members of the book review panel, made up of STEM educators and literacy professionals appointed by NSTA, selected 22 books for the list from approximately 322 submissions. The panel based their decision on their extensive knowledge and looked for the very best STEM books that they believed would inspire K-12 students. The list of winning titles includes topics that range from crayons to crash-test dummies.
The Best K-12 Books is a joint venture between NSTA and the Children’s Book Council. In addition to the NSTA and CBC websites, the list will appear in the March issues of NSTA’s elementary, middle level, and high school journals for teachers.
The Arlington, VA-based National Science Teaching Association is the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence in science teaching and learning, preschool through college. NSTA's membership includes approximately 50,000 science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business representatives, and others involved in science education.