JENNIFER SWANSON

Science Rocks! And so, do Jennifer Swanson’s books. She is the award-winning author of over 40 nonfiction books for children, mostly about science and technology. Jennifer’s love of STEM began when she started a science club in her garage at the age of 7. While no longer working from the garage, Jennifer’s passion for science and technology resonates in all her books but especially, BRAIN GAMES (NGKids) and SUPER GEAR: Nanotechnology and Sports Team Up (Charlesbridge), Astronaut-Aquanaut, and Save the Crash-test Dummies. Her books have received many accolades including the Parents’ Choice Gold Award, Green Earth Book Honor Award, a Florida Book Award,  AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books Nomination, multiple California Reading Association awards, and National Science Teaching (NSTA) BEST STEM awards.

An accomplished and exciting speaker, Jennifer has presented at National NSTA conferences, the Highlights Foundation, the Atlanta Science Festival, the World Science Festival in NYC and the Library of Congress’ National Book Festival. Jennifer encourages kids (of all ages) to engage their curiosity and DISCOVER the Science all around them! Learn more about her and book her for speaking engagements and school visits.

Crash Test Dummies Presentation 2019

Engaging Speaker & Presenter

Let award-winning author Jennifer Swanson engage and inspire your audience. She’ll help them to become creative writers, independent thinkers, and will encourage their imaginations to discover how Science ROCKS through her interactive programs. All programs can be tailored to fit audience level.
Jennifer Swanson is a regular Speaker / Presenter at the following:
National Science Teachers Assoc
Atlantic Science Festival
World Science Festival
Literacy Festival at Florida Gulf coast University
Nuts & Bolts Nonfiction workshop Highlights Foundation

What People Are Saying

Jennifer visited Atlanta for the Atlanta Science Festival and captivated us all. Her presentation on her book Astronaut or Aquanaut sparked excitement and curiosity from everyone in the room – kids and adults alike! We can’t wait to have her back for future Festivals!

Meisa Salaita, PhD
Executive Co-Director & Co-Founder, Science ATL – engineers of Atlanta Science Festival

Innovative Science. Awe-Inspiring Stories. Infectious Laughter. Jennifer Swanson blows away World Science Festival audiences every time.

Caroline Gelb
Senior Producer, World Science Festival

The magic of Jennifer’s talks lies in the amalgamation of science, research and the writing process and to be sure, our students were enchanted. Questions were plentiful during the Q&A and her easy demeanor made for a lively interaction. The younger students were particularly drawn in—her ‘Science All Around You’ program was a hit with our K and grade 1 groups as well as, ‘Digging Deep into Research’ with our grades 4, 5 and 6. It speaks to her talent for interacting with children of all ages, and sharing what she does so well.

Angela Perna
Librarian, St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s, NYC

Jennifer Swanson delighted our students in several virtual author visits. Her animated and informed presentations on a wide range of topics sparked students’ curiosity. Her ability to engage students in an interactive virtual presentation was commendable! Students left these author visit sessions energized and excited to explore further on their own. Science rocks!

Joan Lange
Director of Libraries,
Annunciation Orthodox School

Jennifer Swanson captures her audience in engaging inquiry discussions and hands-on, exploratory activities. She inspires critical thinking and new learning experiences.

Dr.Cynthia Dawn Martelli
Department of Curriculum & Instruction, Florida Gulf Coast University

NEW BOOK!

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    The Secret Science of Sports
    The Secret Science of Sports: The Math, Physics, and Mechanical Engineering Behind Every Grand Slam, Triple Axel, and Penalty Kick Why does a football spiral? How do some athletes jump so high? The answer is science! The Secret Science of Sports helps kids better understand concepts of science, technology, engineering, and math through the sports they love to play and watch. Every sport — from baseball to basketball, to football and soccer, to wrestling, tennis, and lacrosse — involves a bit of science, technology, engineering, and math. You can’t throw a ball without Newton’s Law of Motion, and you can’t… Continue Reading The Secret Science of Sports...
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BEST SELLERS

Parents' Choice Gold Award Save the Crash-test Dummies
Gold Standard Award Astronaut Aquanaut by Jennifer Swanson
American Girl Books - Pearl Harbor
Brain Games - Nat Geo Kids - Jennifer Swanson
Science Rocks - Jennifer Swanson
Visiting the ALICE detector at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva, Switzerland, to learn how scientists are working to discover how our universe was formed.

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WEBSITES

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SolveItForKids.com