STEM Friday

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Books


Ultimate Oceanpedia


Ultimate Oceanpedia: The Most Complete Ocean Reference Ever
by Christina Wilsdon (Author)

Booktalk: From tsunamis and sea turtles to riptides and reefs, learn all about the creatures, science, and ecology of our oceans, which cover more of the planet than all the continents and are just as important! Travel through all parts of the ocean to learn how it affects of our world, including storms and climate. Amazing facts, photos, illustrations, and diagrams are found throughout this book, along with conservation tips, weird-but-true facts, and a mini ocean atlas. Challenges to the health of our ocean and its creatures are also presented along with what people are doing to keep it pristine for generations to come.

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THE PACIFIC OCEAN
The Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean. It’s so big that it could hold all of the Earth’s continents, with room to spare. It contains nearly half of Earth’s ocean water.

But the Pacific isn’t just the biggest ocean. It’s also the deepest. The average depth of the Pacific is about 14,040 feet (4,280 m)–more than 10 times the height of New York City’s Empire State Building. It’s also home to the deepest place on Earth: Challenger Deep, which sits in the Mariana Trench, a canyon on the ocean floor. Challenger Deep plunges 35,827 feet (11 km).

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Amanda the Mammal

Amanda the Mammal: What Is a Mammal?
by Linda Ayers (Author), Katy Hudson (Illustrator) and Mark Oblinger (Contributor)

Booktalk: Amanda is surprised to learn that she is a mammal. It must be true. She learns the characteristics of mammals in this fun song. (The book comes with a CD.)

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I Am Josephine

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I Am Josephine: (And I Am a Living Thing)
by Jan Thornhill (Author) and Jacqui Lee (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Meet Josephine: a spirited and curious girl, a big sister, and a human being. She’s also a mammal, an animal, and a living thing–all identities she explores with readers in this simple informational picture book.

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Volcanoes: Fire and Life

Science Comics: Volcanoes: Fire and Life
by Jon Chad (Author / Illustrator)

Booktalk: In a not-so-distant future our world is as cold as a frozen burrito. But can humanity save itself by harnessing a power that dwells inside the Earth?

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Coding with ScratchJr

Coding with ScratchJr
by Adrienne Matteson (Author)

Booktalk: ScratchJr is a beginner’s programming language that is fun and easy to use. Through simple text written to foster creativity and problem solving, students will learn the art of innovation. Large, colorful images show students how to complete activities.

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Mind-Boggling Numbers

Mind-Boggling Numbers
by Michael J. Rosen (Author) and Julia Patton (Illustrator)

Booktalk: If you could hike to the moon, how long would it take? Just how many glasses of lemonade would you need to fill an Olympic-size swimming pool? If everyone on Earth owned exactly the same amount of land, how big would your yard be? And how much time would you spend mowing the lawn? Ms. Mary Math answers the questions . . .

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