23 s.t.e.m. enrichment books for all ages + a great video

If you have a few moments, these two s.t.e.m.-related podcasts are lovely. They're warm and interesting, nice for a short break.

  Taking astronomy to students of rural India and beyond  - KATHERINE BLUNDELL, Professor of Astrophysics at Oxford

Taking astronomy to students of rural India and beyond - KATHERINE BLUNDELL, Professor of Astrophysics at Oxford

  Edith Cowan Uni VC encourages women, STEM subjects  - STEVE CHAPMAN, Vice Chancellor Edith Cowan University

Edith Cowan Uni VC encourages women, STEM subjects - STEVE CHAPMAN, Vice Chancellor Edith Cowan University

When my daughter Petie was in Uni not too long ago, she was one of only three females in an engineering class of ninety. Under normal circumstances, it would take generations to change that balance! But teachers and educators have been disrupting the imbalance with a big s.t.e.m. push, starting with students in very early classes. The disruption seemed to happen very quickly and (happily), change is upon us. There's a big female s.t.e.m. movement underway.

That said, there's still a glass ceiling to work around for both genders - but parents are increasingly onto it. They're reading s.t.e.m. books to their children from babies through to teens and loving them themselves.

Here's a selection you might like - some link to our posts, others link to the bookseller because we haven't written them up yet. All great books and all good prices, some are even less than $10 with free delivery.

These link to our posts:

I hope you found something to interest you in that lot - and finally, in case you're not one of the million+ people who've watched Mitch Resnick's TED talk "Let's teach kids to code", here it is. Sixteen minutes of rollicking entertainment & brain food.