Tag Archive: Science

Researching Invasive Species

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As a kid, I used to spend my summers outside at my grandparents’ country home. I would spend hours crouched in the dirt watching the fascinating lives of insects. I loved anthills, and… Continue reading

Buzzing into Spring: Books for a Classroom Project on Bees

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As spring is approaching (a little too soon in Minnesota this year), I can’t help but imagine the project-based learning activities I’d love to do with students if I could magically buzz back… Continue reading

Series Review: Cutting-Edge STEM Careers

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      Top STEM Careers in Engineering by Gina Hagler. 9781477776728. 2015. Gr. 9-12. Top STEM Careers in Math by Corona Brezina. 9781477776766. 2015. Gr. 9-12. Top STEM Careers in Science by… Continue reading

Series Review: Disgusting and Dreadful Science

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Disgusting and Dreadful Science series: Ear-Splitting Sounds and Other Vile Noises by Anna Claybourne. 2013. 9780778709251. Gr. 3-6. Electric Shocks and Other Energy Evils by Anna Claybourne. 2013. 9780778709268. Gr. 3-6. Glaring Light… Continue reading

Series Review: The World in Infographics

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71% of the earth’s surface is covered in water. 97.5% of the water on earth is saltwater. 68.7% of freshwater is found in glaciers. That is all important information—and I could go on… Continue reading

A Cosmic Perspective

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I have previously posted here about a couple of topics that are of great interest to me; how we are seemingly losing our connection to nature, and the wonder of space.  I have… Continue reading

In the Sea: Exploring the Ocean in Books

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Earlier this year, I blogged about the Sylvia Earle biography for kids by Claire A. Nivola and how inspiring Earle’s love of the sea was to me. For the young readers in your… Continue reading

Science Heroes

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Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, at least according to a recent Hot Topics list we created, but I can’t think of better heroes for kids than scientists.  Here are a few… Continue reading

More Food for Thought

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Last spring, I offered up some Food for Thought  with three titles about where food comes from and why that matters.  Now I have a few more titles that will prove that “food… Continue reading

More Books for the Birds

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Last fall, I happened to read several books about birds right in a row.  I wouldn’t call myself a bird person generally, but I liked the books, and I didn’t want to miss… Continue reading