More Information on STEAM

Website Links

Science

Technology

  • Code.org- Popular games, big names get kids and teachers pumped to program. 

    http://www.code.org

  • Tynker- Everything your child needs to learn computer programming the fun way! 

    http://www.tynker.com

Engineering

  • 3D Slash- Minecraft-like 3-d modeling (and printing) made super easy for all ages. 

    http://www.3dslash.net

  • Engineering Games- PBS Kids has a great selection of engineering games for all ages. pbskids.org/games/engineering/

Arts

Mathematics

Parent/Educator Books on STEAM

 

STEAM related Trade books for kids (by subject)

Science
On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein by Jennifer Berne (author) and Vladimir Radunsky (illustrator) This biography about Albert Einstein emphasizes how important imagination and creativity are to be a scientist.

The Night World by Mordicai Gerstein
This picture book about light and shadows and colors would be a great introduction to a unit on studying light.

Citizen Scientists: Be a Part of Scientific Discovery from Your Own Backyard
by Loree Griffin Burns (author) and Ellen Harasimowicz (photographer) Inspire your young scientists to become citizen scientists. It’s not too early to start!

Technology
Goodnight iPad: a Parody for the Next Generation by Ann Droyd In a funny update to the classic Goodnight Moon, Ann Droyd includes all the technology that buzzes and beeps in our homes. This book provides a great opportunity to compare and contrast— and begin a discussion about how technology is changing our lives.

Doug Unplugged by Dan Yaccarino
This is a sweet story about a little robot who unplugs and goes out on an adventure.

Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding by Linda Liukas
If you’re looking for the perfect introductory book to programming, this is it. Linda Liukas combines fun stories about Ruby with beginning programming activities and vocabulary.

Engineering
This Bridge Will Not Be Gray by Dave Eggers (author) and Tucker Nichols (illustrator) A very funny story told with paper cut-out art about the building of the Golden Gate Bridge. This book is a great way for younger kids to learn about decisions that are made in big engineering projects.

Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty
(author) and David Roberts (illustrator) If your kids give you puzzled looks when you talk about engineers, this book is a great way to introduce what an engineer is in a way that is accessible to them.

What Color Is My World? The Lost History of African-American Inventors
by Kareem Abdul Jabbar (author), Ben Boos (illustrator) and A.G. Ford (illustrator) Learning about other inventors is a great way to inspire young engineers. This book is a great resource about black inventors throughout history.

Arts
Art Forms in Nature: The Prints of Ernst Haeckel by Ernst Haeckel, Olaf Breidbach, Richard Hartmann A wonderful cross-section of art, math, and science appears in this book full of fascinating nature-made designs.

Raindrops Roll
by April Pulley Sayre Look through this picture book to learn about rain and get inspired to make some wonderful weather-related art. Check out some of April Pulley Sayre’s other books too!

Math
How Much is a Million? by David Schwartz (author) and Steven Kellogg (illustrator) A classic book that explains a big concept in a simple way. This books helps give kids an idea of how big numbers like a thousand, a million, and a billion really are.

Go Figure!: A Totally Cool Book About Numbers
by Johnny Ball A book all about cool numbers and mathematical patterns. Best for older kids.