February 11 is The International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Build excitement about science for young girls and women in your life with these activities and books!Continue reading
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STEM Diverse Books for Grades 3 – 5
School is back in session, so it’s time to rouse those hungry minds with our STEM diverse reading list and collection! There’s something for every student within these vibrant stacks of books. Animals, architects, engineers, surgeons, economists, environmentalists, and more fill the pages of these engaging, diverse reads.
In this blog post, we’ve rounded up STEM books for grades 3-5. You can find more of our STEM titles in our STEM Diverse Reading List and the corresponding book collection.
STEM Diverse Reading Books for Grades PreK-2
School is back in session, so it’s time to rouse those hungry minds with our STEM Diverse Reading List and collection! There’s something for every student within these vibrant stacks of books. Animals, architects, engineers, surgeons, economists, environmentalists, and more fill the pages of these engaging, diverse reads. The list includes bilingual English/Spanish titles and features innovators and trailblazers from diverse backgrounds and historically underrepresented/excluded communities protecting Earth’s ecosystems.
In this blog post, we’ve rounded up STEM books for grades PreK-2. You can find more of our STEM titles in our STEM Diverse Reading List and the corresponding book collection.
Dive Into our STEM Diverse Reading List and Collection
At Lee & Low, we believe that showing diversity of people and communities in STEM is critical to inspiring and preparing our next generation of thinkers, leaders, and citizens. That’s why we created a beautiful collection of STEM titles features innovators and trailblazers from diverse backgrounds and historically underrepresented/excluded communities protecting Earth’s ecosystems. Continue reading
10 Children’s Books About Women in STEM/STEAM
March is Women’s History Month and while we believe that the accomplishments of women should be celebrated all the time, today we wanted to specifically highlight children’s books that feature women who have made significant contributions in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and math.
Below are ten women that we think you should celebrate and know more about! Continue reading
STEM Connections and the Human Heart: Tiny Stitches Teacher’s Guide
Help your students become scientists like medical pioneer Vivien
Thomas and explore the mysteries of the human heart with the
FREE Tiny Stitches Teacher’s Guide.
From the time he was a teenager, Vivien Thomas dreamed of going to medical school and becoming a doctor. But after the stock market crashed in 1929, Vivien lost all his savings and had to put his dream on hold. Then he heard about a job opening in a research lab at Vanderbilt University medical school under the supervision of Dr. Alfred Blalock. When Dr. Blalock was invited to become Chief of Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, he accepted with one condition: his research technician, Vivien Thomas, must be invited too. Continue reading
Celebrating 25 Books Over 25 Years: Parrots Over Puerto Rico
LEE & LOW BOOKS celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and to recognize how far the company has come, we are featuring one title a week to see how it is being used in classrooms today as well, as hear from the authors and illustrators. Continue reading
Diversify Your Nonfiction With These 5 STEM Innovators of Color
How diverse is your nonfiction collection?
Often when we look at biographies featuring people of color, they repeat the same themes: slavery & civil rights, music, sports. But people of color have contributed positively in every field, including the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. These contributions should be celebrated all year long, not just during heritage months or when there’s a special focus on diversity!
How to Be an Explorer in Your Own Backyard: The Olinguito Activity Kit and Teacher’s Guide
Have you ever wanted to take a trip to the cloud forest? Explore the Andes of Ecuador? Discover a new species? Well, you’re in luck. Continue reading
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. Continue reading