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Exploring Science with ‘Science with Stuff’ Books

Exploring Science with 'Science with Stuff' Books

I am extremely serious about introducing my children to STEM topics during homeschool lessons, especially my daughter because of the current lack of women in STEM fields. Both she and my son are quite interested in science at the moment, and I want to foster that interest as much as possible. When recently offered the chance to review copies of Insect-o-mania!, Space-tacular!, Fossil-icious, and Bird-acious of the Science with Stuff series in exchange for my honest opinion, I eagerly accepted the opportunity to the science books and materials in my home library.

Price and Design

Science with Stuff books bring science to life with a real natural treasure that deepens interest and understanding. Each book currently costs $11.99. All four are also available on Amazon with free shipping through Prime and occasionally on sale at a lower price. Each hardback book contains 48 pages of full-color photographs and information for children ages 6 and older in first grade and up. Science with Stuff books also come with a hands-on item to explore.

'Science with Stuff' Books 1 'Science with Stuff' Books 2

Insect-o-mania!

Book 4 of the Science with Stuff series, Insect-o-mania! written by Allyson Kulavis gives young learners a hands-on connection to science with a vivid exploration of insects. Fascinating pictures of creepy crawlies illustrate incredible factoids and amazing species for a thoroughly addictive read. The book comes with an awesome-looking insect captured in resin that is sure to thrill little insect lovers. The durable hardback book contains gorgeous photographs of all sorts of insects on thick, glossy paper.

My daughter and I have been studying insects as part of our recent kindergarten homeschool science lessons. Insect-o-mania! is recommended for first grade and up, but the book has been extremely useful for my four-year-old kindergartener. She can read quite a bit of the text herself, and I have been using the informative pages as reference material to supplement her learning. Both my kiddos enjoy looking at the insect captured in resin, especially my toddler son. I am impressed with both the quality of the hardback book and the resin bug. I anticipate using Insect-o-mania! for many years to come during homeschool lessons on insects!

Cover of Insect-o-mania! Inside Pages of Insect-o-mania!

Space-tacular!

Book 2 of the Science with Stuff series, Space-tacular! written by Allyson Kulavis is a must-have non-fiction read for young learners who are passionate about space. Packed with great pictures that offer a wealth of information in a completely enjoyable way and super-cool factoids, the book also comes with a blister pack of space rocks. The durable hardback book with glossy pages is the perfect gift for the astro-curious.

My daughter and I just began a science unit on the solar system, so Space-tacular! is the perfect addition to our lessons.  Although recommended for first grade and up, my four-year-old kindergartener can already read quite a bit of the text. I have been reading many of the factoids aloud as she and I study stars, planets, and more. She also loves looking at the full-color pictures of the universe. My toddler son also enjoys looking at all the amazing photographs. Both my kiddos also love the space rocks that come with the book. I plan on continuing to use Space-tacular! during many homeschool science lessons to come!

Cover of Space-tacular! Inside Pages of Space-tacular!

Fossil-icious

Book 3 of the Science with Stuff series, Fossil-icious written by Allyson Kulavis brings the prehistoric period to life with fascinating facts, awesome illustrations, and memorable information about all things prehistoric from dinosaurs to ancient plants to trilobites and major fossil discoveries. The book additionally comes with a die-cut fossil in a blister pack. The durable hardback book with thick glossy pages is perfect for little dinosaur fans and young learners interested in prehistoric times.

My toddler son loves dinosaurs, so Fossil-icious is one of his favorite titles in the Science with Stuff series. He loves flipping through the pages to look at all the full-color photographs and drawings. My kindergartener daughter also enjoys looking at the book. Although recommended for first grade and up, she can already read quite a bit of the text on her own. The fossil that comes with the book is also a huge hit with my kiddos. As my kids and I study the prehistorical world, I anticipate getting a lot of use out of the wonderfully informative Fossil-icious.

Cover of Fossil-icious  Inside Pages of Fossil-icious

Bird-acious

Book 6 of the Science with Stuff series, Bird-acious written by Melissa Stewart offers a beautiful, colorful book that explores a range of interesting bird species, facts, and behaviors. The durable hardback book comes with an owl pellet for kids to dissect to learn firsthand how and what birds eat. The informative non-fiction book is perfect for little learners who are interested in our feathered friends.

Both my son and daughter love birds. My son in particular is obsessed with watching birds outside our front window and at the zoo. Bird-acious is thus a perfect addition to my home library. The book teaches so much about all aspects of birds including sizes, flight, feathers, beaks, eggs, and more! My toddler son loves flipping through the glossy pages to look at all the fabulous birds. My four-year-old kindergartener can read a lot of the text herself already even though the book is recommended for first grade and up. When my kids and I start our next bird science unit, I will definitely have Bird-acious on hand!

Cover of Bird-acious Inside Pages of Bird-acious

Final Verdict

If you are searching for books with which to share the world of science with your grade schooler, I highly recommend Insect-o-mania!, Space-tacular!, Fossil-icious, and Bird-acious of the Science with Stuff series. Science with Stuff books bring science to life with a real natural treasure that deepens interest and understanding. Each book currently costs $11.99, which I consider quite reasonable for an informative and engaging non-fiction book. Each durable hardback book contains 48 glossy pages of full-color photographs and information for children ages 6 and older in first grade and up. Science with Stuff books also come with a hands-on item to explore. My kids and I look forward to exploring science with Science with Stuff for many years to come!

Purchase Insect-o-mania!, Space-tacular!, Fossil-icious, and Bird-acious of the Science with Stuff series on Amazon via my affiliate links.

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Exploring Science with ‘Science with Stuff’ Books © 2016 Heather Johnson
‘Science with Stuff’ Books 1 © 2016 Heather Johnson
‘Science with Stuff’ Books 2 © 2016 Heather Johnson
Cover of Insect-o-mania! © 2016 Heather Johnson
Inside Pages of Insect-o-mania! © 2016 Heather Johnson
Cover of Space-tacular! © 2016 Heather Johnson
Inside Pages of Space-tacular! © 2016 Heather Johnson
Cover of Fossil-icious © 2016 Heather Johnson
Inside Pages of Fossil-icious © 2016 Heather Johnson
Cover of Bird-acious © 2016 Heather Johnson
Inside Pages of Bird-acious © 2016 Heather Johnson

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