READING ABOUT SCIENCE EQUALS SUCCESS!
Reading is important to be successful in school. Listed below are titles that share life lessons that include SCIENCE and inspire you to be a good steward of planet Earth. As you read this summer, drop into your local library and pick up one of the books below. You'll be glad you did.
Suggested Science Readings for ALL Rising 8th Grade Science Students:
A River Ran Wild by Lynne Cherry
Code Orange by Caroline B. Cooney
Disgraced! The NFL Steroids and Human Growth Hormone by Michael Sommers
Mistakes That Worked by Charlotte Foltz Jones
Not a Drop to Drink by Michael Burgan
Pass the Energy Please! by Barbara McKinney
The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe by Loree Griffin Burns
World Without Fish by Mark Kurlansky
Other Great Reading Books:
Environmental Stewardship: Who Really Killed Cock Robin? by Jean Craighead George (Citizens of Saddleboro are proud to say that theirs is the cleanest town around until their town mascot--Cock Robin--turns up dead. Follow Tony Isidoro as he reveals the environmental clues that may disqualify Saddleboro as a "clean town.")
Perseverance and Student Success Reading for All Students: Every teenager should buy a copy of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey (It's a book that teaches you how to better manage your life and experience life changing success as a teenager. Best of all--it's FUNNY!)
Endurance and Accomplishing Big Goals: You MUST read this story of how a real friendship pact helped three young teenagers succeed in life, We Beat the Streets is written by Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, Rameck Hunt, and acclaimed author--Sharon Draper. These three young teenagers beat the odds of inner city streets to achieve their dreams of becoming doctors. This book is based on a true story and will inspire you as you work to develop perseverance and endurance.
Inspirational Reading for All Students: Gifted Hands by Ben Carson (Be inspired by the story of a young boy who lived in the inner city of Detroit. His father left his family without a lot of money. His mother worked three jobs to make sure they had what they needed while demanding that Ben and his brother Curtis read two books a week and complete a book report. Ben Carson is now a famous neurosurgeon who travels the world inspiring youth. He visits the triad area each year.)