Thursday, August 23, 2012

Novels with Science Content

Earlier this week, I had someone ask for some recommendations of books that have science content within them and a couple of years ago I was asked for books with math content. These requests has made me realize that there may be other teachers out there that may want some of these same recommendations. Today I will share with you the science books I recommended and next week I'll share the math books.

This list contains books I recommended to an 8th grade science teacher. He wanted books that weren't directly "science" books but that had science elements within them. Next to each book I've included how the book connects with the content. You can also click on the cover and it will take you to my review or its Goodreads summary.

Novels with Science Content
The books listed include some I have read as well as books that were shared by the science teacher who asked me for the list as well as books shared with me through Twitter when I asked for some help. Thank you to @mselke01 @thebrainlair @Hannahlily & @Loveofxena. 

 Archimedes, Physics, Autopsy
Life As We Knew It (Last Survivors, #1) Meteor hits moon and the effects from the disaster
The Dead and the Gone (Last Survivors, #2)  Same as above, companion book 
Star Challengers Moonbase Crisis Space exploration, Space science
Trapped Meteorology
An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 Medical (Virology), Yellow fever epidemic
Fever 1793 Fictionalized account of same epidemic
Blizzard Meteorology
Ashfall (Ashfall, #1) Geology, Yellowstone eruption
Eye of the Storm Meteorology
Feed Technology
Heir Apparent Technology, Game simulation
Silverwing (Silverwing, #1) Chiroptologist (Study of bats)
This Dark Endeavor (The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, #1) Alchemy, Medical
Uglies (Uglies, #1) Plastic surgery, Technology, Oil contamination (though it is further in the series)
Girls Don't Fly Ornithology (Study of birds)
Hurt Go Happy Animal testing, Chimp acquisition of language (ASL), Deafness
Airborn (Matt Cruse, #1) Zoology, Airships
Okay for Now NASA Apollo Mission, National Audubon Society
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1) Space science (Low gravity, alien technology, space craft, space station)I, Robot Robotics
Deadly Medical, Thyphoid Epidemic
Leviathan (Leviathan, #1) Genetic engineering, Mechanics
The Way We FallMicrobiology, Flu epidemic, Quarantine
Lost in the River of Grass Everglades
Dark Life (Dark Life, #1) Subsea settlement
Ship Breaker (Ship Breaker, #1) Global warming, Oil
Half Brother Linguistics, Animal testing, Chimp acquisition of language (ASL)
Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1) Space science, Space ship, Computer, Cryonics
The House of the Scorpion Cloning
Shark Life: True Stories About Sharks & the Sea Sharks
The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean Oceanography
Into Thin Air Climbing Mt. Everest
The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea Meteorology
"Live from Cape Canaveral": Covering the Space Race, from Sputnik to Today Space race
Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon Space Race
Peak Teenager climbing Mt. Everest

What books would you add to this list? Comment below and let me know. 
Also check out the comments for some great additions!

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