STEM Friday

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Books

Teach STEM Now webinar recap


On July 9, 2015, STEM Friday participated in the 2015 Summer of Learning professional development series at Share My Lesson. This free AFT webinar offers one hour of professional development credit.

The Teach Stem Now webcast was recorded on July 9, 2015 and will be active for a full year. Sample the webinar with these live tweets:

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

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10 Myths About Teaching STEM Books and How You Can Teach STEM in Your Classroom Now

Join Lee & Low Books and Anastasia Suen, founder of the STEM Friday blog and award-winning children’s book author, for a dynamic discussion on how to teach STEM in your classroom starting this fall. Share My Lesson is hosting a Summer of Learning professional development series and Thursday, July 9 focuses on all things STEM.

With the right tools and support, we will show how educators can support all students to become successful in learning STEM content knowledge and conceptual understanding.

We will look at persistent myths about teaching STEM, explore the intersection of STEM and English Language Arts, and reexamine what makes a great STEM read aloud.

Sign up to learn how to discover the right STEM book and hands-on activities for your students’ interests and learning needs. We will cover strategies on inspiring and supporting underrepresented groups in STEM as well as how to differentiate for special populations.

In addition to learning about how to integrate STEM learning throughout your curriculum, teachers can earn an hour of professional development credit! The whole series is FREE and open to all.

At the end of the presentation, you will have strategies you can apply immediately to your classroom and resources for further exploration.

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Title: Teach STEM Now

Date: Thursday, July 09, 2015

Time: 01:00PM Eastern Daylight Time

Duration: 1 hour

Cost: FREE

Register here!

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STEM Haiku for 2014

It’s April again, so we are making our 3rd annual call for original STEM haiku. Click on the National Poetry Month 2014 poster image to be taken to our 2014 STEM haiku page. There are how to write haiku tutorial links and the first 2 haiku for 2014: one about the big bang and one about Fibonacci numbers.

National Poetry Month

You can also take a look at the 2012 STEM Haiku and 2013 STEM Haiku that our readers shared.

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Carnival of Children’s Literature Groundhog Day Edition

Happy Groundhog Day! Last week the WordPress bot shut down the new Carnival of Children’s Literature blog before all of the posts were sent out, so on Sunday (the real Groundhog Day) I started the 2014 carnival all over again…on Pinterest! Well, I wanted the books we shared in the carnival to get pinned there, so now we’ll do it ourselves!

I added links on Pinterest to the blogs that came through before the bot shut us down. If your link did not go through, please email me so I can add it.


In February we will take the next step and make a GROUP BOARD:

What’s a group board?

A group board is a board that you, and others you invite, can all pin to.


I will set up the February Carnival of Children’s Literature on Wednesday, February 26th.

To add you to the group board, I need to know your Pinterest email address. (If you are NOT on Pinterest yet, this will give you time to join.)

I will make a call for addresses on February 26th. That will give us February 27th and 28th to add our links. (February is a short month!)


Anastasia Suen, Carnival of Children’s Literature Manager

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January 2014 Carnival of Children’s Literature

Today’s the big day! The Carnival of Children’s Literature goes live today for the very first time as a group blog!

You are invited to add your post to the new Carnival of Children’s Literature group blog!

  • Select ONE of your blog posts about children’s literature written during the current month.
  • Copy and paste it into the group blog and send it out on the last day of the month. That’s today!
  • You can sign up to have all of the posts emailed to you!

Q. How can I add my post to the Carnival of Children’s Literature blog?
A. Email Anastasia Suen and ask to be invited to join the Carnival of Children’s Literature group blog.

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STEM Friday and Summertime!

Slime Poop

Summertime is here! As schoolchildren gleefully break the bonds of their scholastic routine, summer reading is often the last thing on their minds. And when kids do think about reading on their time off, they’re often geared toward fiction. But fitting in some STEM nonfiction isn’t all that difficult. Kids are natural scientists—digging in dirt, inspecting tree bark, and generally marveling at the world around them. Capitalize on your children’s natural curiosity this summer with interesting STEM-themed titles. You might want to start with a book I edited called Slime, Poop, and Other Wacky Animal Defenses. It recently made Science Books & Films’ “10 Top Summer Books for K-4.” What other books make the cut?

-Amanda Robbins, Capstone Nonfiction Editorial

Write a STEM Haiku for Poetry Month

It’s not Friday yet, but it is the first day of Poetry Month, so I’m sharing my post early this week to let you know that we will be inviting readers to share their original STEM haiku with us again this year.

National Poetry Month

Q. How do you write a STEM haiku?

A. Try this.

  1. Select a STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) topic.
  2. Brainstorm a list of words about your topic.
  3. Count the syllables in each word.
  4. Use the words to share a short STEM thought using the haiku format.

Q. What is the haiku format?

A. Haiku has 3 lines.

  1. The first line has 5 syllables.
  2. The second line has 7 syllables.
  3. The third and final line has 5 syllables.

Writing Resources:

Share your original STEM haiku with us by adding it to the comments on our Haiku page.

A blog is a place
to share your thoughts. We invite
you to share yours here…
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(After you add your haiku, see the 2012 STEM Haiku that our readers shared.)

Join STEM Friday!

We invite you to join us!

  • Write about STEM each Friday on your blog.
  • Copy the STEM Friday button to use in your blog post.

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  • Link your post to the comments of our weekly STEM Friday Round-up. (Please use the link to your STEM Friday post, not the address of your blog. Thanks!)

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