23 April is recognised as the World Book and Copyright Day by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). On 4 April 2017, Scientix published eight great science books selected by its Scientix Ambassadors to give you the opportunity to read some or all of them before the World Book Day. Save the date and join us on this occasion to celebrate great literature in the field of science!
Click on one of the buttons to see the two selected books per subject.
For the STEM Discovery Week 24 to 30 April 2017, teachers are invited to participate in a discussion in an open forum here about the selected books and share ideas on how they can be used in science lessons. Scientix will award the best ideas shared with this community.
The goal of the competition is twofold:
- To raise general awareness about science and scientific literacy through a community based approach and peer-reviewed exchange of information.
- To show how scientific literature can improve classroom discussions and activities.
You are welcome to use the forum here to introduce yourself and to get to know other colleagues interested in science literature. Scientix will use the discussion forum to inform you as soon as new discussion threads are added on 23 April. You will receive a notification by e-mail if you introduce yourself in the discussion thread.
These are the eight science books selected for the World Book Day and STEM Discovery Week 2017! In order to compete in our competition, start by:
- Read one or more of the selected titles
- Design an idea for a classroom activity based on your book
- Share your idea with peers in the discussion forum above during the STEM Discovery Week 24 to 30 April
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STEM Discovery Week IN NUMBERS
This infograph demonstrates the main achievements accomplished and outreach during STEM Discovery Week 2017.
‘MAKE YOUR OWN POSTER’
‘Make your own Poster’ with your favourite subjects and resources from the Scientix Resources Respository. Read more.
‘ORGANISE A STEM EVENT’
Organise or participate in an event dedicated to any STEM subject and opportunities from 24 to 30 April 2017. Read more.
‘YOUR FAVOURITE SCIENCE BOOK’
Share ideas for classroom activities in relation to selected science books and discuss them in an open forum. Read more.