The rain may bring May flowers, but we bring a list of recently released (all in May 2018) STEM books for kids.
Presented in no particular, these books represent a sampling of the books released in the fifth month of 2018.
STEAM Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Hands-On Projects for Exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math
Ms. Heinecke provides a STEAM project–the addition of art to the traditional STEM–for each week of the year (52 total)! Not every project involve art, but art is one of the five units in the book; and it shows up in several project within each of the more traditional STEM units.
Abby Invents Unbreakable Crayons
Abby is a young girl who employs the scientific method in order to overcome one of the banes of many childhoods: broken crayons. This book is a fun way to introduce children to basic scientific approaches.
Iqbal and His Ingenious Idea: How a Science Project Helps One Family and the Planet
Iqbal demonstrates ingenuity when facing a problem that affects his family. In this storya young boy learns about solar power in order to develop a stove that will not produce smoke, which can be dangerous when trapped inside small houses like the one his family uses in Bangladesh.
Flying Deep: Climb Inside Deep-Sea Submersible Alvin
Young readers get to tag along on an underwater adventure, learning what it takes for explorers do on 8-hour deep sea trips.
The Bacteria Book: The Big World of Really Tiny Microbes
This book introduces kids to all sorts of tiny things that are apart of our world: viruses, bacteria, and other microbes. They will learn why the microbes are important to humans.
The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World’s Coral Reefs
Messner (author) and Forsythe (illustrator) bring to life the story of Ken Nedimyer, the founder of the Coral Restoration Foundation.
Brick Building 101: 20 LEGO Activities to Teach Kids about STEAM
Brick Building 101 is aimed at children around the age of 6, though some of the more advanced projects may appeal to older children. Projects range from creating LEGO alphabet (easy) to creating a catapult and balloon racer using your favorite bricks.