STEM Friday

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Books


Citizen Science

Citizen Science
by Kristin Fontichiaro (Author)

Booktalk: Anyone can play a role in helping scientists collect data about the natural world, including students!

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Exoplanets

Exoplanets
by Seymour Simon (Author)

Booktalk: There are thousands of exoplanets scattered throughout the Milky Way galaxy, and scientists are on a constant quest to find one just like Earth. Examine the planets outside of our solar system and uncover what makes them habitable. Learn about our efforts to discover new life in the farthest reaches of space and explore the answer to the question: do aliens exist?

Snippet: In recent years, a new and expanded search called Breakthrough Listen was begun by a famous physicist, Stephen Hawking. The Breakthrough search seeks to answer questions such as: Are we alone in the universe? Are there other Goldilocks planets in the Milky Way galaxy? Can we make the giant leap to go to the stars?

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Let’s Explore Liquids!

Let’s Explore Liquids
by Anne J. Spaight (Author)

Booktalk: In this First Look at Physical Science title, young readers discover that water can take the shape of whatever container it’s put into — and more.

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Invention of Facebook and Internet Privacy

Invention of Facebook and Internet Privacy
by Tamra B. Orr (Author)

Booktalk: This book relays the factual details of the invention of Facebook in 2004 through three different perspectives. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details through the point of view of a Harvard student, Harvard professor, and potential investor. The text offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives while gathering and analyzing information about a modern event.

Snippet: “Look at this,” I said, pointing at the screen. “It lists each person’s birthday, e-mail address, and cell phone number. Those are a lot of personal details. Is that safe?”

Professor Edmonds shook his head slowly. “I doubt it,” he said. “My guess is that Zuckerberg isn’t too worried about it either.”

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Baby Loves Quantum Physics!

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Baby Loves Quantum Physics!
by Ruth Spiro (Author) and Irene Chan (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Accurate enough to satisfy an expert, yet simple enough for baby, this clever board book engages readers in a game of hide-and-seek with Schrodinger’s famous feline. Can cat be awake and asleep at the same time? Parents and caregivers may learn a thing or two!

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Working in Engineering

Working in Engineering (Career Files)
by Vicki C. Hayes (Author)

Booktalk: Find out more about the skills and education you will need to pursue a career in engineering with this backstage tour of work from robotics to roads.

Snippet: In 2007, a bridge that was part of Interstate 35W in Minnesota collapsed into the Mississippi River, It happened during evening rush hour. Many people were injured and some died. To find out what happened, the state of Minnesota hired a team of forensic engineers.

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Thank You, Earth

Thank You, Earth: A Love Letter to Our Planet
by April Pulley Sayre (Author / Illustrator)

Booktalk: From life cycles to weather, colors, shapes, and patterns, a poetic text structured as a simple thank-you note introduces science, nature, and language arts concepts. Back matter includes kid-friendly ideas for conservation projects, information about the photographs, and additional resources.

Snippet:
Thank you for rays
and radials,
and overlapping greens.

It’s STEM Friday! (STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

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