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Best Science Books of 2020

December 08, 2020

Joanne Manaster and John Dupuis are back for another round of science book recommendations. This is a companion blog to the 8 December 2020 episode Science Books for Science Nerds: below is a list of the science books discussed, and links to them on Amazon. As usual, we've added our affilate tag to these links so if you buy something from Amazon because we sent you, we get a little kickback (usually $0.50). Even though we get little kickbacks of support when you use our links on Amazon, this year we do hope you'll turn to your local bookstore first if you have one and can purchase the books safely. Amazon will definitely make it through the pandemic, but your...

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STEM Homeschooling Resources

April 12, 2020

This is a companion blog post to the April 2020 episode Homeschool STEM Resource Extravaganza which first aired during the midst of the coronavirus pandemic lockdown. Hosts Bethany Brookshire and Rachelle Saunders discuss all of these resources in that episode, which were sourced by the entire SftP team. If you're looking for science, technology, engineering, and math resources online to keep your stuck-at-home student entertained and engaged, this is the list we'd start with if we were also parents. And if you're a stuck at home adult... well, there's probably some interesting stuff here for you too! Podcasts Tumble Science Podcast for Kids Exploring stories of science discovery. Tumble is a science podcast created to be enjoyed by the entire...

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Teenager-Friendly Books and SftP Episodes

April 12, 2020

This is a companion blog post to the April 2020 episode Homeschool STEM Resource Extravaganza which first aired during the midst of the coronavirus pandemic lockdown. On the day we posted this, our little podcast has over 550 episodes on a wide variety of topics. While we wouldn't say all of our content is student-friendly, we do think there are plenty of our episodes that are suitable for teenagers, in particular students 15 and up. Many of those episodes are us talking to authors of great books that are also suitable for that same age group. So if you've got a teenager at home who likes to read, discuss, and think about science, here's a list of our episodes that...

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Best Science Books of 2019

December 07, 2019

Once again, John Dupuis and Joanne Manaster are back for another round of science book recommendations, just in time for your holiday shopping. This is a companion blog to the 7 December 2019 episode Give a Nerd a Gift: below is a list of the science books discussed, and links to them on Amazon. As usual, we've added our affilate tag to these links so if you buy something from Amazon because we sent you, we get a little kickback (usually $0.50). Enjoy! Note: this page uses javascript to give you Amazon links appropriate for the country your IP resolves to. We don't store or track your IP: the javascript just checks it to build an Amazon link for the...

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Science, Nerdy, and Geeky Gift Ideas: 2019 Edition

December 07, 2019

Rachelle Saunders and Bethany Brookshire are back in 2019 with our hand-picked selection of geek gifts that will speak to the scientist IRL and also the scientists at heart. This is a companion blog to the 7 December 2019 episode Give a Nerd a Gift: below is a list of the products discussed during this year's episode. Note: this page uses javascript to give you Amazon links appropriate for the country your IP resolves to. We don't store or track your IP: the javascript just checks it to build an Amazon link for the store most relevant to you. If some of the below links aren't working, make sure you don't have javascript blocked. Honey Bee Shirt from CognitiveSurplus on...

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