6 STEM books about making mistakes

6 STEM books about making mistakes

With today’s pressures to do well in exams and succeed at school, it’s no wonder that children sometimes feel like failures if they do something wrong. Whilst we may pretend to be perfect, the reality is that none of us are and the sooner we start sharing that with our children the better. We’ve put together a few of our favourite STEM books which teach children that not only is it normal to make mistakes, it’s an important part of life!

No 6 – Your Fantastic Elastic Brain

Did you know that making mistakes is often one of the best ways that our brain learns? This book challenges our understanding of our brains, explaining that each time we make a mistake, we develop our brain. For those teaching their children about growth mindset, this book is the perfect accompaniment.

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No 5 – Beautiful Oops

We love the colourful illustrations in this inspiring book about turning a mistake into something beautiful. The artistic ideas in this book can be linked to all areas of learning. This book serves as a good reminder to the perfectionist in all of us that sometimes beauty can just happen.

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No 4 – 11 Experiments That Failed

All of the best scientists have experienced failure in their careers. In this book we discover what happens when scientific methods go wrong. Guaranteed to make you giggle, we can learn a lot from the mistakes made in this book.

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No 3 – Mistakes That Worked

From velcro to silly putty, post-it notes and fudge, so many of the things we’ve come to love today started out as a mistake. Find out more about some of these amazing discoveries in this entertaining read.

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No 2 – The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes

Nobody is perfect, are they? Meet Beatrice Bottomwell, the girl who has never made a mistake! Join her as she makes a most spectacular mistake and realises that you don’t have to be perfect all the time.

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No 1 – What Can You Do With A Problem

We can’t get enough of the beautiful illustrations in this inspiring book. Like so many of us, the child in this book tries to run away from his problem, only to find that it gets bigger and bigger. He then comes to realise that we can learn a lot from our problems and that sometimes they can bring us unexpected gifts…

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