Best Magazines for Math and Science Geeks

by PeggyHazelwood

If you have a math and science geek in your life, consider getting them a magazine subscription or two. It's the gift that keeps them entertained and educated all year long.

Math and science people are a breed unto themselves. The ones I know love to take things apart, figure things out, see how things work, and calculate stuff that the rest of us sort of don't even think about.

My daughter is a geek and proud of it. She loves when I get her a magazine subscription that lets her learn and delve deep into a topic.

Math and Science Related Magazines that Geeks Love

At Least My Geek Daughter Does!

Norman Rockwell Perpetual Motion magazine cover.My daughter is a math and science geek. Her bachelors degree is in chemistry education, and she now teaches advanced placement calculus.

As a lowly Algebra I (and that was the highest math class I took) and Biology B (the biology option for students not planning to go to college, which I did, but had no interest in the advanced science class) student, I never quite figured out where my daughter got the math and science genes, but she did.

And it was always a sure bet to get her a magazine at Christmas or for her birthday that let her read in-depth articles that satisfied her curiosity for all that stuff.

This image from Wiki Commons images shows the "cover of the October 1920 issue of Popular Science magazine, painted by American illustrator Norman Rockwell. It depicts an inventor working on a perpetual motion machine. The device shown is a 'mass leverage' device, where the spherical weights on the right have more leverage than those on the left, supposedly creating a perpetual rotation, but there are a greater number of weights to the left, balancing the device."

Photo Credit:  In the public domain.


Popular Science: The Most Popular Science Magazine

Newest Technology, Inventions, and Theories as well as Practical News Stories

More Periodicals Perfect for Gifting

Some other popular magazines with the math and science crowd include these monthly or bi-monthly (every other month) periodicals:

American Scientist:  Written by scientists and engineers, reviews fields such as molecular biology and computer engineering.

Discover Magazine:  Covers all areas of science including astronomy, ecology, technology, medicine, and physics.

Science Magazine:  Includes commentary articles in a searchable database, news stories, and research reports.

Smithsonian Magazine:  Explores lifestyles, cultures, people, science and technology with photo essays and in-depth articles featuring current Smithsonian museum exhibits.

Source:  World Newspapers

Popular Mechanics: A Hands-On Magazine for All

Useful Information on Caring for Home and Auto and Buying Electronics and More

Discover Magazine

Features in Each Issue: 20 Things You Didn't Know About

Kids Love Science and Math

When exposed in a fun way, science and math can be lots of fun. Give a gift subscription to a child in your life that will keep fun experiments and puzzles at hand all year long.

These magazines and books are tried and true. Kids love them:

  • Ranger Rick
  • Zoobooks
  • National Geographic Little Kids
  • Zootles
  • Time for Kids Super Science Book

World Almanac For Kids, Everything Kids Math Puzzles Books, National Geographic for Kids

Updated: 05/18/2013, PeggyHazelwood
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Do You Know a Math or Science Lover Who Would Love One of These Magazines?

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marciag on 05/29/2013

I know some of these magazines and I like them. A few are quite new to me though.

kimbesa on 05/13/2013

I can see some gift subscriptions coming on...

belinda342 on 05/12/2013

My niece would love Popular Science! And I do love giving magazine subscriptions as gifts. Why just give a one-time gift when you can give one that will "refresh" itself month after month with each new issue?

pkmcr on 05/12/2013

Yes! My other half loves science related things and I can see them really enjoying these magazines

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