ESPN: Exploring Science Publications Network

Looking for a good nonfiction science book? Great! Thanks to the hard work and creativity by the students in Mrs. Vassiliev’s grade 7 Life Science class, we now have a fantastic line-up of nonfiction science book review podcasts. Put on your headphones, sit back, listen, and enjoy! Oh, and they would appreciate your comments!

In order to create these terrific podcasts, we asked the students to use sticky notes while they read. Here is the To do list (PDF) of things we asked them to think about while reading their books!

Third quarter podcasts:

The View from Lazy Point by Carl Safina, reviewed by Ben

Bats, Bugs, and Biodiversity: adventures in the Amazonian rain forest by Susan E. Goodman, reviewed by Henry

Hidden Evidence: 50 true crimes and how forensic science helped solve them, reviewed by Genna

Asteroid Impact by Douglas Henderson, reviewed by Dylan

What the World Eats by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio, reviewed by Demitria

Cheetahs by Dianne MacMillan, reviewed by Jade

Sports Science by Shar Levine and Leslie Johnstone, reviewed by Kenzie

Gorilla Doctors: saving endangered great apes by Pamela S. Turner, reviewed by Natalie

Human Body (Rourke Guides), reviewed by Noah

Genius: a photobiography of Albert Einstein by Marfe Ferguson, reviewed by Zoe

Dinosaur Parents, Dinosaur Young: uncovering the mystery of dinosaur families by Kathleen W. Zoehfeld, reviewed by Michaela

Second quarter podcasts:

Biotech Frontiers of Medicine by David Jeffers reviewed by Jacob

When the Wolves Returned by Dorothy Patent, reviewed by Mackenzie

Life Under Ice by Mary Cerullo, reviewed by Ben

The Truth About Great White Sharks by Mary Cerullo, reviewed by Duncan

A Refreshing Look at Renewable Energy with Max Axiom, Super Scientist by Katherine Krohn, reviewed by William

Face to Face with Dolphins by Flip Nicklin, reviewed by Demetria

 Small Cats, reviewed by Dylan

Face to Face with Elephants by Beverly Joubert, reviewed by Michaela

How the Wolf Became the Dog by John Zeaman, reviewed by Jade

Big Cats, reviewed by Henry

Face to Face with Cheetahs by Chris Johns, reviewed by Zoe

Pandas: wildlife at risk by Gillian Standring, reviewed by Stephanie

The Giant Panda, reviewed by Noah

 Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City by Janet Schulman, reviewed by Natalie

 Blood and DNA Evidence: Crime solving science experiments by Kenneth Rainis, reviewed by Genna


First quarter podcasts:

Listen to Ben’s review of What Darwin Saw: the story that changed the world by Rosalyn Schanzer

Listen to Natalie’s review of The Secret Life of a Snowflake: an upclose look at the art and science of a snowflake by K. Libbrecht

Listen to McKenzie’s review of The Foxes by Mark Ahlstrom

Listen to Zoe’s review of Face to face with polar bears by Norbert Rosing

Listen to Derek’s review of Super Stars: the biggest, hottest, brightest, most explosive stars in the Milky Way by David Aguilar

Listen to Dylan’s review of Albino Animals by Kelly Halls

Listen to Jade’s review of Chinchillas: the complete owner’s manual by M. Roder-Thiede

Listen to Henry’s review of Creeps from the deep by Leighton Taylor

Listen to Grace’s review of Face to face with cheetahs by Chris Johns

Listen to Michaela’s review of My season with penguins: an Antarctic journal by Sophie Webb

Listen to Noah’s review of Understanding photosynthesis with Max Axiom, super scientist by Liam O’Donnell

Listen to Stephanie’s review of  Science in ancient Rome by J. Harris

Listen to Gary’s review of Koalas by Caroline Arnold

Listen to Will’s review of Understanding Viruses with Max Axiom, super scientist by A. Biskup

Listen to Demetria’s review of The most explosive science book in the universe: by the Brainwaves by Claire Watts

Listen to Duncan’s review of Exploding ants: amazing facts about how animals adapt by Joanne Sittel

LIsten to Makayla’s review of Frogs by Nic Bishop

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