The US educational front is just beginning to enjoy the benefits of widespread digital textbook adoption, especially at the public school level. But now, Kno and Sally Ride Science have teamed up to create engaging, informative ebooks with full-color graphics, embedded video, and more, all aimed at encouraging an interest in science in younger students. Created by a premier educational software company and an organization built to further students in the sciences, both Kno and Sally Ride Science bring their expertise to this series of books, which include video of scientists and engineers in action, as well as simulations for the readers.
“Sally Ride Science is at the forefront of the movement to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and all of the related career opportunities in those fields. One way to do that is to provide students with engaging learning tools that ignite their curiosity in the sciences,” said Sheryle Bolton, CEO of Sally Ride Science, in a press release. “Working with Kno gives Sally Ride Science the ability to fulfill our mission in new and exciting ways, while opening up a larger world of possibilities to students across the country.”
The series, entitled Cool Careers in Science, follows up with enhanced digital editions of several other titles meant to encourage a greater interest in the sciences by offering insight to students into what those career fields entail. This is especially important for key demographics of students, especially females and minorities, who are still underrepresented in science careers and underserved in STEM courses.
“We are excited to partner with Sally Ride Science to show young students what is possible and to break down barriers to what they can achieve,” said Osman Rashid, CEO of Kno. “Just as Sally Ride was a pioneer, this partnership offers a pioneering approach that uses digital technology to inspire students to embark upon careers in science.”
A full catalog of Sally Ride Science titles and a sample chapter of Cool Careers in Green Chemistry are available from Kno.