I have another range of books to share with you today to inspire children and help with their learning at school. The STEM Activity series from Carlton Books is aimed at children aged 7 years and over, perfect for KS2. There are four books in the range covering Maths, Technology, Science and Engineering.
As with the STEM Quest series we reviewed recently, I’m going to be using the STEM Activity series from Carlton Books to augment what my son is learning in class in Year Four. These 64 page books are designed to educate whilst having fun, and my reluctant reader will be reading without really thinking about it too. A winner on all scores.
The first book in the series is Amazing Maths, is crammed full of activities covering topics such as multiplication, fractions and polygons.
I often struggle to get my son to focus on his Maths homework from school, so I’m hoping that these colourful activities will help him to grasp what’s he’s learning in class, in a fun way. I know he’s been learning about Roman Numerals recently as he’s been quizzing us at home, and we’ve used examples when talking about different kings and queens. The activities in Amazing Maths take that learning a little further and have really made him think too.
Each activity is engaging, with clear instructions and talks about items that will be familiar to children. The STEM Activity series from Carlton Books also provides facts behind the different mathematical theories and the mathematicians behind them.
In Extreme Engineering children learn about a range of topics such as bridge construction which my son loves, irrigation and water power, wheels and friction as well as robots and driver less cars.
From mazes to navigate to spot the difference pictures, each activity helps children to get a better understanding of each topic covered.
The books are ideal for an activity to keep kids amused when travelling too. We’re off on a car trip at the weekend, and the STEM Activity series from Carlton Books will be keeping my son busy whilst I’m driving.
Terrific Technology looks at different machines, materials and advances in genetics, as well as buoyancy, magnets and motors.
The book looks at fulcrums and levers, pulleys and talks about metals, whether they are pure or alloys as well as looking at printing presses. As with all the other books in the series, this book is full of information and fun facts.
Sensational Science has gone down well here, as my son seems to be loving science related topics this year in school. The book looks at the universe and solar system as well as x-rays, energy, and magnets.
After a visit to the Science Museum at the weekend, this book is perfect to revisit what my son learned when we were there, as well as building on his school work too.
I’ve been really impressed with the STEM Activity series from Carlton Books and the activities included in the books. Anything that helps engage my son is a winner for me and these books will be well used in the months ahead.
To find out more about the STEM Activity series from Carlton Books pop over to their website.
disclosure: we were sent the items mentioned in exchange for an honest review
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Set of 4 STEM Activity books from Carlton Books worth £31.96
108 thoughts on “STEM Activity series from Carlton Books – review and giveaway”
I will give these books to my daughter, who will most likely enjoy Amazing Maths most!
I would give these to my grandson Joel who loves building things so would really enjoy the Engineering book best
I’d give them to my daughter, as she loves problem solving activities 🙂
i think both my boys will enjoy these, the engineering one looks very interesting x
perfect for my nephews , extreme engineering
My little boy Ollie. He’d love the engineering book I think
My daughter would love these, particularly the science book
My son Jeremiah, he would love the Amazing Maths, it’s his favourite subject
My two boys and extreme engineering would be perfect as they love to understand how stuff works and why
would love to win for my daughter x
My daughter would probably like the maths book best
Mine would love the science book most. They love science x
We have a little mathematician in the family and she would love the Amazing Maths book.
I loved the set we had so I want to enter for my friends kids x
I would give the books to my daughter. She would particularly like Amazing Maths.
Sensational science and I would give them to my granddaughter
I’ll share it with my granddaughters. They will both enjoy them – one will love the technology one best and the other, who wants to be an engineer when she grows up – will love the engineering one
Engineering for one of my nephews
my nieces little ones would like the sensational science!
My niece. She will love them all but especially maths and science
My grandson and I think he would enjoy the maths
my son the extreme engineering
I will give these to my granddaughters aged 9,6 and 3. They’ll enjoy all of them but particularly the Sensational Science because of the activities
extreme engineering Would be amazing she would definitely love these
I’d give them to my son – one would love the maths book and the other the science. They are lovely books.
Who will you give these books to and which title do you think they’ll enjoy the most?
to my grandsons and they would love the Maths book
I would give them to my son I think he would like the engineering book the best
I’d give these books to my son and I think he’ll enjoy the engineering one the most.
I would give these books to my son I think he would like the science book the most.
I’d give them to my daughter. I think The engineering one would interest her the most!
My son would enjoy reading these books especially the science one
I would give these to my granddaughter, she loves books and especially science.
My son and the engineering one
I would give them to Thomas,my nephew,he would like the Extreme Engineering one the most.
I’d give these to my children who would benefit from them
My daughter is really into science expeiments, so I know she’d love the Science book, she’s gonna be a chemist, I know!!
I would give it to my cousin and I think he’d enjoy Terrific Technology
I would give these to my grandson and the one I think he would love best is Sensational Science
My son would love the maths one
I would give these to my nephew. I think he would like Terrific Technology most.
I will be giving these books to my step daughter as she loves to learn new things all the time xx
I would give them to my son. I think he would enjoy the maths one the most as maths is his favourite subject at school!
my friends daughter would love the science one
I’d give these to my son who would enjoy then all
My son would love these books. I think he’d like Amazing Maths most as it’s his favourite subject at school
My eldest would love these as she is very much into science and always talks of wanting to be a scientist or engineer when she grows up.
I would love to win this for my boys – probably more suited to my eldest who’s faboufavo would be the engineering book
i would say the engineering and they would be for my sons
These look like fab books! I think my girl would love them. She wants to be an engineer when she’s older so the Extreme Engineering one would be fab for her x
Extreme Engineering for my son as he likes building things
I think my grandson would love the Maths one best!
My lovely nephew joe, adores space so I am thinking he would like Engineering
I’d give them to my friend’s daughter, I think she’d love going through the Extreme Engineering with her Dad!
My niece loves learning new facts, so I would give them to her and I think she would enjoy the maths one best
The twins would love the Science one and the Technology one
I’d give them to my nephew, and he would definitely go for the Science one.
I would give them to my nephew and think he would enjoy the engineering book
To my daughter, she would love amazing Maths the most.
Id give these to my 2 stepdaughters
I’d give these to my son. He would probably like the engineering book the best (especially if there’s anything about trains!)
My youngest would particularly love the Science book as he’s always asking questions!
I would share them out between the family @ the Amazing Maths book will be favourite.
My Daughter. She has just started school and is already joining year 2 classes for her reading and writing so these will be good for her
I’d give them to my daughter and she would love the science book as she is very inquisitive.
I would love for my daughter, she enjoys learning activity books especially maths
I would give them to my step nephew I think he would like the science book the best
These would be brilliant for my son – I think he would especially like the science book
my daughter would love this, especially the science one as she loves everything to do with science
my son would love the maths one
I would give them to my two youngest sons they love to explore
My son would love these & probably the engineering book best
I would give Sensational Science to my son
The extreme engineering would be of interest to youngest grandson
I would give them to my son and he would really enjoy the Maths one
I will give them to my children. My son will love the technology one and my daughter will love the math
My son and he’d like the science one.
my nephew – engineering ones
The niece would love the science one
I would give this to my Daughter and she would love the Sensational Science one the most, as she is fascinated by this subject.
I think my daughter would most enjoy the Amazing Maths.
My son – I think he’d love them all but his favourite would be maths.
I would love to give these to all of my boys but especially my eldest as he loves to learn through stem. He would particularly like the Science one as hr wants to be a scientist when he grows up. Thanks for the chance
I’d give them to my friend for his children – they’d like Sensational Science
My daughter would love these books, particularly the Sensational Science book.
I would give it to my son. He loves lego so would love the Extreme Engineering one.
My grandson would love the Sensational Science book the most
Both my boys would love these especially the sensational science
My grandson, he would especially love the Science one
id give these to my son who would love Sensational Science
These would be brilliant for my niece – I think she would especially like the science book
My son would love the maths thankyou
my daughter,extreme engineering
my grandaughter would enjoy Amazing Maths
My nephew would love the Sensational Science book. Thanks for the competition.
I’d give these to my nephew. I think he’d enjoy the engineering book best because he’s interested in how things work.
My nephew loves maths so he’d enjoy Amazing Maths
I would give these to my niece as she loves books x
I’d give them to my children, my son would love the engineering one and my daughter would love the maths
My son would love the engineering one
I’d give them to my grandchildren: my granddaughter would go straight for the Science book and my grandson would want the Technology as his first choice.
My daughter would love the science one!
I think one of my children would like the engineering one and the other child would like the science one
I’d give them to my son who is obsessed with learning and activity books, he’d go for the Science one first
I would give them to my daughter. She especially would love the science book as her favourite subject
I think my son would enjoy Extreme Engineering best
My children! My little ones are obsessed with electricity at the min so would love that one!!!
my friends son would love extreme engineering