Seven Stories about the Moon and 101 Other Science Poems


A collection of poems that illuminates the practice and findings of science, how scientists think and work, and how humans respond to what they learn with the tools of science. With a variety of poetic forms from ancient to modern and broad coverage of science topics, this book offers a wide range of opportunities for students to appreciate, analyze, and respond to these poems with creative work of their own. Poets include famous poets such as Lucretius, John Dryden, Robert Frost, Stanley Kunitz, Richard Wilbur,  Robert Frost and Jane Hirschfeld ; eminent scientists such as William Harvey, Humphry Davy, Ronald Ross and more; and newer voices.

Author: Pendred Noyce
Age Range : 9+
Grades: 8-12
SKU: N/A Category: Tags: , , , Product ID: 8110

Book Details:

  • ISBN: 9781943431335 
  • Genre: Young Adult: Nonfiction/Poetry
  • Page Count: 176
  • Age Range: 9+
  • Grades: 8-12
  • Pub Date: 01/05/2018


Editor Biographies


Penny (Pendred) Noyce is the author of 12 books for young people, a retired doctor, and advocate for STEM education. Katie Coppens is a sixth-grade teacher and author of Geology Is A Piece of Cake and a book on creative writing in the science classroom. For this project, they brought together an editorial team of teachers, poets, and students to gather over 80 exciting science poems.




Katie Coppens lives in Maine with her husband and two children. She is an award-winning middle school language arts and science teacher. She has had a variety of teaching experiences, ranging from a self-contained third-grade classroom to teaching high school English and biology in Tanzania. Katie has multiple publications, including a teacher’s guide for the National Science Teachers Association entitled Creative Writing in Science: Activities That Inspire.

 “The gods of poetry surely must experience severe bouts of eye-rolling boredom—a result of all too many weightless, inconsequential poems. But this anthology for young adults demonstrates poetry’s superpowers by offering more than one-hundred inspiring works exploring engineering, technology, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and other science subjects all sheathed in the velvet glove of beautiful verse. ”
– Matt Sutherland,
 Foreword Reviews

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