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STEM Friday is Moving

I sent out an email post this morning to let you know about our move here to the NEW ad-free version of STEM Friday . . .

. . . and all that arrived in my email in-box were the ads – the reason that are moving in the first place. So I am trying again. We have new posts for you to read tomorrow. 

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~ Anastasia Suen, STEM Friday Founder

Copyright © 2018 Anastasia Suen All Rights Reserved.

 

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This Blog Has Moved

This Blog Has Moved

STEM Friday

This blog has moved! Click here to go the NEW site and subscribe to the new ad-free version of STEM Friday. The first posts will be sent on Friday, October 19, 2018.

~ Anastasia Suen, STEM Friday Founder

Copyright © 2018 Anastasia Suen All Rights Reserved.


Bug Hotel

Bug Hotel
by Libby Walden (Author) and Clover Robin (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Welcome to the Bug Hotel, a homemade habitat where creepy crawlies of all shapes and sizes can find a place to stay!

Discover how a bug hotel can create a sustainable, safe environment for insects and minibeasts by exploring each section, lifting the flaps and finding out facts about your favorite garden insects.

Instructions for building your own bug hotel at the end of the book!

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

Copyright © 2018 Anastasia Suen All Rights Reserved.


Countdown: 2979 Days to the Moon

Countdown: 2979 Days to the Moon
by Suzanne Slade (Author) and Thomas Gonzalez (Illustrator)

Booktalk: In 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced that the United States would try to land a man on the Moon by the end of the decade. During the two thousand nine hundred and seventy-nine days following his speech, eighteen astronauts climbed into spaceships; three of them died before even leaving the ground. Eight rockets soared into space. And four hundred thousand people?engineers, technicians, scientists, mathematicians, and machinists?joined Project Apollo in hopes of making the dream a reality.

Illustrated free verse tells the true story of the American effort to land the first man on the Moon.

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Determined to win this Space Race,
the Apollo team begins their herculean task:
designing, building, and testing four new crafts–
each with its own important role–
that must work flawlessly together.
The command module
will carry the crew to the Moon and back.
The service module
will provide electricity, oxygen, and other supplies.
The lunar module
will land on the Moon and provide a home there.
And the mighty Saturn rocket
must launch the entire mission into space.

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

Copyright © 2018 Anastasia Suen All Rights Reserved.


Ecosystems Everywhere

My new Focus on STEM column: Ecosystems Everywhere is in the September Quick Tips for Schools and Libraries newsletter.

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Here’s a fun science fact for September. At 9:15 a.m. on September 30, 2004, in the ocean waters off the coast of the Ogasawara Islands, the giant squid, Architeuthis, was captured on camera for the very first time.

Click here to read Ecosystems Everywhere with eight #kidlit ecosystems books as well as Next Generation Science Standards Ecosystem activities for the classroom and library.

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

Copyright © 2018 Anastasia Suen All Rights Reserved.

 


An Extraordinary Ordinary Moth

An Extraordinary Ordinary Moth
by Karlin Gray (Author) and Steliyana Doneva (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Feeling quite ordinary, a plain gray moth sadly compares itself to its more exotic kin, such as the Luna Moth, the Spider Moth, and the Hummingbird Moth. And the little moth feels even worse when a young girl sees it and says “Eww!” But things change when her brother explains that this particular type of moth is his favorite kind of insect. Maybe an ordinary moth is really extraordinary after all. Back matter includes fascinating moth facts, along with a special activity.

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Copyright © 2018 Anastasia Suen All Rights Reserved.


It’s Your First Day of School, Busy Bus!

It’s Your First Day of School, Busy Bus!
by Jody Jensen Shaffer (Author) and Claire Messer (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Today is the very first day of school! Busy Bus is excited, but he also has some first-day jitters. Will the children like him? Will he be homesick? What if he gets lost?! Luckily, bus driver Ben knows just what to do to make sure that the school year gets off to a great start. The bus driver’s work to get the bus ready (checking the tires, air, horn, etc.) adds a a STEM focus to this #backtoschool book.

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

Copyright © 2018 Anastasia Suen All Rights Reserved.