STEM Friday

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Books


Weird But True Daily Planner

Weird But True Daily Planner: 365 Days to Fill With School, Sports, Friends, and Fun!
by National Geographic Kids (Author)

Booktalk: Just in time for back to school! Prepare to be amazed each day with weird-but-true facts that will impress your friends and stump your parents. Turn the page in this spiral-bound book and record your school work, keep track of activities, and plan your social life, all while learning wild and wacky things about the world around you!

Snippets from the October pages:

Outside, you are rarely more than six feet away from a spider.

Vampire bats are the only mammals to have a blood-only diet.

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

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Drones

Drones (Robotics in Our World)
by Kirsten W. Larson (Author)

Booktalk: Discover the technological history that led to today’s drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and what makes a drone a robot or simply a remote control plane.

Snippet:
The Drone Ranger
A tiny plane flies over a herd of rhinos. Using its cameras, it scans for poachers. Poachers kill rhinos for their horns. When the plane spots a poacher, it alerts park rangers. They get the bad guys. Gotcha!

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Auto Racing Super Stats

Auto Racing Super Stats
by Jeff Savage (Author)

Booktalk: Race cars zoom at incredible speeds on tracks all around the world. How do fans keep track of it all? They use statistics! From the most powerful cars to the most successful drivers, this book is packed with statistics on every page.

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You Can Be a Paleontologist!

You Can Be a Paleontologist!: Discovering Dinosaurs with Dr. Scott
by Scott D. Sampson (Author)

Booktalk: Ever wondered how to find a dinosaur? How do paleontologists find dinosaur bones? How do they know what dinosaurs ate or looked like? And what is paleontology, anyway? Paleontologist Dr. Scott Sampson answers these questions and more . . .

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Far Side of the Moon

Far Side of the Moon: The Story of Apollo 11’s Third Man
by Alex Irvine (Author) and Ben Bishop (Illustrator)

Booktalk: When the Earth disappears behind the moon, Collins loses contact with his fellow astronauts on the moon’s surface, with mission control at NASA, and with the entire human race, becoming more alone than any human being has ever been before. In total isolation for 21 hours, Collins awaits word that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin have managed to launch their moon lander successfully to return to the orbiter–a feat never accomplished before and rendered more problematic by the fuel burn of their difficult landing.

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Voyager’s Greatest Hits

Voyager’s Greatest Hits: The Epic Trek to Interstellar Space
by Alexandra Siy (Author)

Booktalk: 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the Voyager mission as the twin space probes that traveled to Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, now journey beyond our solar system into interstellar space, where no probe has ventured before. Learn the fascinating story of the scientists, how the Voyager probes work, where the probes have been and what they’ve seen, and what they carry on board–including the Golden Record, a recording of sounds and images about life on Earth.

Snippet: It’s 1965 and the Beach Boys are singing about California girls. Over in Pasadena a graduate student named Gary Flandro is studying aeronautics at Caltech. Gary also has a part-time job: not flipping burgers, but investigating missile trajectories at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL). This is literally rocket science.

Voyager 1 was launched on September 5, 1977, aboard a Titan III-Centaur rocket.

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Evelyn Cameron

Evelyn Cameron: Photographer on the Western Prairie
by Lorna Milne (Author)

Booktalk: In 1889, a young spunky British woman of genteel upbringing set sail for the United States against her family’s wishes. She traveled with a friend, Ewen Cameron, the man who later became her husband. They were bound for eastern Montana to hunt big game along the Yellowstone River, only thirteen years after the Battle of the Little Bighorn. The next fall the Camerons returned to England, packed up, and moved to Montana, where they lived for the rest of their lives.

Snippet: Evelyn and Ewen’s adventurous honeymoon–the trip that led to Montana grizzlies living out their lives in a British zoo–was the first of many long forays the Camerons took into the badlands. Sometimes they hired a cook, often they went with friends, and before long they became the guides. Evelyn waxed poetic about the sporting life:

Where the wife shows any liking at all for life in the open I consider a hunting expedition one of the most desirable ways for a couple to spend a holiday. It is wonderful what comradeship is developed between them. All sorts of cobwebs get blown away in the long days together on the windswept prairies or in the gulches and trails of the Bad Lands.

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