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Book Recommendations Fall 2017 Newsletter

Winter Trees by Carole Gerber A review and activity by Susan Olcott. Find our more about Susan here! At a time of year when much seems dreary and black and white, Carole Gerber and Leslie Evans bring Winter Trees to life. The first word, “Crunch!” had me right there, exploring in the woods with the little boy […]

Book Recommendations Fall 2016 Newsletter

Thing Explainer by Randall Munroe https://www.gatesnotes.com/Books/Thing-Explainer Just the book we have been waiting for and it is even recommended by Bill Gates! Things easily explained so that the rest of us can better understand certain complicated concepts and how things work.   Hands on Standards: Science https://callowayhouse.com/hands-on-standards-science-grades-4-5/ Photo-illustrated hands-on science activities. “Lessons move from building […]

Book Recommendations Spring 2016 Newsletter

Girls in Science: A Framework for Action (#PB221X) Paperback – January 1, 2008 by Liesl Chatman (Author), Katherine Nielsen (Author), Erin J. Strauss (Author), Kimberly D. Tanner (Author), J. Myron Atkin (Author) ISBN-13: 978-1933531045 Helping to find gender equality with science, Girls In Science focuses on student goals, teaching goals, and science goals. Fifteen goals […]

The Science Explorer

Published by Owl Books, Henry Holt & Company, New York, 1996 & 1997 ISBN 0-B050-4536 & ISBN 0-8050-4537-6 Learn how to do easy-at-home type of experiments set up for family involvement from a favorite science museum, the Exploratorium. The Science Explorer on GoodReads.

How To Stem: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education in Libraries

By Vera Gubnitskaia and Carol Smallwood Scarecrow Press, Inc. 2014 ISBN 978-0-8108-9273-6 A guidebook with many examples of librarians incorporating STEM learning into their libraries. Gives great details on projects and resources. How To Stem: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education in Libraries on GoodReads.

Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea

By Charles Seife https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/329336.Zero The story of zero, from ancient times to the present, and how it has fascinated and perplexed thinkers not only in mathematics, but also in science, philosophy, theology and even art.

Mastering 3D Printing (Technology In Action) by Joan Horvath

Published in August 2014 by Apress. This book is well liked because it is for everyone and it contains a lot of great visual images of the machines and printed items. This is a great “How-To” book. ISBN-13: 978-1484200261 Mastering 3D Printing (Technology In Action) on GoodReads

3D Printing (Second Edition) by Christopher Barnatt

Published in November 2014 and is an update to the popular first edition. With technology changing so fast, this book will bring you up to date with 3D printing in 2015. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform ISBN-13: 978-1502879790 3D Printing (Second Edition) on GoodReads

The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires

Kids Can Press April 2014. ISBN13: 9781554537044 Although this book doesn’t specifically deal with 3D printers, it has a wonderful focus on tenacity when making something. The Most Magnificent Thing on GoodReads Video Trailer (new thing!)

The Secret Galaxy by Fran Hodgkins

A 2015 Maine Literacy Award winner for Children’s books! Fran is a resident of mid-coast Maine and has written a number of great books. This one in particular paints a wonderful picture of the galaxy, from the view point of the Milky Way galaxy itself! Beautiful photographs by Mike Taylor, and side bar notes about […]