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Recommendations from the Fall 2015 Newsletter

Theme: Informal Science Resources

YALSA STEM Task Force page

A Wiki to get great ideas from for Science, Technology, Enginering, and Math (STEM) integration into your library setting.

Exploratorium

Find STEM activities from one of the most interactive museums in the U.S.

HowToSmile

Search for some of the best math and science activities from a major project of UC Berkley’s Lawrence Hall of Science.

 

Recommendations from the Summer 2015 Newsletter

Theme: Maker Movement and 3D Printers

LiveScience.com

LiveScience.com is a website for all things science and tech, but the 3D Printing page has the best news and featured articles behind 3D Printing.

Thingiverse

Check out the Explore section to see what people have submitted as designs or Search designs by typing in something you are interested in. You can even download designs and manipulate them if you have design software on your computer.

TinkerCAD

Get started with this easy to use free design software. You don’t need a 3D printer to design something!

 

Recommendations from the Spring 2015 Newsletter

Theme: Astronomy

Universe Today

A great way to learn about what is happening right now in space science. This website has a number of great resources including Carnival of Space and Astronomy Cast.

Universe Today: Carnival of Science

This weekly blog is hosted by the best of the science writers and web bloggers to keep you ahead of the curve on all things space related.

Astronomy Cast

Listen to podcasts about astronomy with Frasier Cain and Dr. Pamela Gay. These are 25- 30 min. podcasts on specific topics that dig deep into the what, how, and why.

NASA Space Place

Play, Do, Explore at this interactive website for youth.
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Description

September, 2013 Celebrating Gravitational Lenses, Black Holes and Our Solar System.
August, 2013 Celebrating Weather, Climate Change and Global Weather Systems.
July, 2013 Celebrating Leonardo da Vinci, Creative Experiments and Fields of Science.
June, 2013 Celebrating the Science of Archaeology, Rock Hounding and Paleontology.
May, 2013 Celebrating the Science of Astronomy and the Universe.
April, 2013 Celebrating the Science of Plants, Kites and Wildlife.
 March, 2013 Celebrating the Science of Girls Health, Glaciers and the Iliad.
 February, 2013 The Science of Music, Volcanoes, Weather Forecasting and Science News.
 January, 2013 Celebrating the oceans around us, energy education for kids and science news for teens and adults.