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Find books, websites and magazine articles about teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) principles to K-12 students.
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A Definition of STEM Education

STEM education is an approach to teaching and learning that integrates the content and skills of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. - Maryland State Department of Education


Books about Teaching with STEM Methods

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Uncovering Student Ideas in Life Science - Page Keeley
Call Number: 570.71 KEE (Juvenile Parent Teacher section)
Provides K–12 teachers with a highly usable and popular formula for uncovering and addressing the preconceptions that students bring to the classroom. Teachers can easily move students from where they are in their current thinking to where they need to be to achieve scientific understanding.

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Dig In! Hands-On Soil Investigations
Call Number: 631.4 DIG (Juvenile Parent Teacher collection)
Give students the dirt on soil with a practical book that brings new meaning to the term "hands-on." Using these 12 activities and two original stories as guides, kids will soon be up to their elbows in the study of soil formation, habitats and land use, animals that depend on soil, plants that grow in soil, soil science, and soil conservation.

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Hop into Action: The Amphibian Curriculum Guide for Grades K-4 - David Alexander
The perfect introduction to environmental science for young learners. Twenty hands-on learning lessons such as “Frog Pond Lifeguard” and “Camouflaged Critters” can be used individually or as a yearlong curriculum. The activities can easily be integrated into other disciplines—such as language arts, physical education, art, and math—and are adaptable to informal learning environments.

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Science for English Language Learners: K-12 Classroom Strategies - Ann K. Fathman & David T. Crowther
If you work with linguistically and culturally diverse students, you and your students will benefit from the foundation this book provides for teaching both science and language.

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Science the "Write" Way
Call Number: 507.12 SCI (Juvenile Parent Teacher collection)
Outlining both the process and the methods for teaching science writing. Covers lab reports, science journals, field guides, interactive science notebooks, blogs, and even creative nonfiction and environmental poetry.

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Stop Faking It! (series) - William C. Robertson
Call Number: various (Juvenile Parent Teacher collection)
Humorous and conversation, this series provides an overview of science and math concepts for elementary, middle, and high school teachers, parents, and home schoolers.

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More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons - Karen Ansberry
Call Number: 372.35 ANS (Juvenile Parent-Teacher section)
Fantastic resource for including science in your storytimes. -Robin, Youth Services


Books about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics for Kids

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Almost Astronauts - Tanya Lee Stone
Call Number: 629.45 STO (Juvenile Non-Fiction)
ISBN: 9780763636111
The fascinating, dramatic story of the "Mercury 13," a group of women aviators who proved to be as courageous, intelligent and fit as any man, but who were nonetheless barred from NASA's astronaut program because of their gender.

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How They Croaked - Georgia Bragg & Kevin O'Malley
ISBN: 9780802798176
A look at the deaths of several famous people throughout history and the circumstances surrounding those deaths.

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The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2012 - Dan Ariely
Call Number: 500 BES (Adult Non-Fiction)
A variety of science writing covering everything from the 1,000 species in the human gut to efforts to reverse-evolve a chicken into a dinosaur.

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind - William Kamkwamba
Call Number: 621.453 KAM (Juvenile Non-Fiction)
ISBN: 9780803735118
When 14-year-old William Kamkwamba's Malawi village was hit by a drought in 2001, everyone's crops began to fail. William came across a book on windmills and figured out how to build a windmill that could bring electricity to his village. Everyone thought he was crazy but William persevered and managed to create a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps.

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The Boy Who Invented TV - Kathleen Krull; Greg Couch (Illustrator)
Call Number: B FARNSWORTH PHILO (Juvenile Biography)
This picture-book biography explains how Farnsworth held on to his dream to develop television and the scientific concepts behind it.

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The Case of the Vanishing Golden Frogs - Sandra Markle
Call Number: 597.87 MAR (Juvenile Non-Fiction)
ISBN: 9780761351085
Looks at the Panamanian golden frog, the national symbol of Panama, which has been vanishing due to a fungus infection, and follows a team of scientists working to save these frogs and protect frog populations worldwide.


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