Bring science to life at the touch of a fingertip. Access the latest e-books from KQED! Explore STEM topics and careers through real-world examples. Designed to engage learners through a blend of high-quality media, interactive elements and informative text, the books and accompanying iTunes U courses offer rich learning experiences both in and out of the classroom.
Learn how a 3D-printed device made it possible for people in Dhaka, Bangladesh to have access to clean drinking water.
Find out about a $1 paper microscope that was designed to help diagnose diseases in developing countries.
Learn how researchers designed a new, more efficient cookstove to improve the quality of life for families in Darfur.
Learn about how climate change influences precipitation patterns and how it impacts our frozen landscape.
Investigate shifts in the distribution of plant and animal species due to climate change, and the effects of increased carbon dioxide emissions on the ocean.
See how communities are preparing for sea level rise and other impacts of climate change, and ways we can help minimize future climate change.
Explore how humans use energy — from generating electricity to developing energy-efficient technologies.
Explore the basics of biotechnology, how developments in the field impact our lives and our health, careers within the industry and future innovations.
Dive into the diverse ecosystem of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, its dramatic evolution and the issues around California’s water supply.
Explore what earthquakes are, how they move continents, form our landscape and fit into the larger story of plate tectonics.
E-books and iTunes U courses from KQED are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core State Standards and the Career and Technical Education standards. Find the NGSS engineering standards for our “Engineering Is” series here.
The following e-books were created with our partners:
- Engineering Is Bringing Up Fish from the Deep, in partnership with the California Academy of Sciences
- Clue into Climate, in partnership with Stanford University, Precourt Institute for Energy and the UC Museum of Paleontology
- Energy, in partnership with Stanford University, Precourt Institute for Energy
- River Delta, in partnership with the East Bay Regional Park District
- Earthquake, in partnership with the California Academy of Sciences