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Staycation Vacation:  The Cities Book

Staycation Vacation: The Cities Book

Do you love to travel, but the budget just isn’t there this summer?  Have a staycation and learn about cities around the world with “The Cities Book” from lonely planet kids.  In this book, you can take a journey through 86 of the world’s greatest cities. Designate a day of your vacation as Vancouver day and(…)

Stop Summer Slide! Stay Summer Smart!

Stop Summer Slide! Stay Summer Smart!

Having the summer off is an American tradition. But research shows this break from the classroom results in some major setbacks in school, typically referred to as “Summer slide.” With this challenge in mind, the team behind Brain Quest, set out to provide parents and caregivers with a fresh approach to addressing the problem. The(…)

STEM Books for Science Saturday:  Swap!

STEM Books for Science Saturday: Swap!

SWAP! An old ship. A sad friend. A button . . . An idea. Let’s SWAP! In a young scalawag’s first tale of bartering, a peg-legged youngster sets out to help his captain repair his vessel. One button for three teacups. SWAP! Two teacups for four coils of rope. SWAP! And so it goes, until(…)

Industry Sponsored Mobile App Now Available to Connect Teachers with Volunteers

Industry Sponsored Mobile App Now Available to Connect Teachers with Volunteers

The STEM Partners Foundation today announced the release of the STEM Mentor Exchange (STEM MX), a mobile app designed to connect teachers with industry volunteers and resources, and provide students with the learning experiences that will prepare them for the thousands of new STEM-skilled jobs being created every day. In Utah alone, it is predicted(…)

Books about Conservation and Citizen Science

Books about Conservation and Citizen Science

We love books and we love reading.  Even kids can get involved in science! With these books, kids can explore citizen science, conservation and becoming involved in the world around them. Bat Count – A Citizen Science Story Jojo is prepping for an exciting night; it s time for the bat count! Bats have always(…)

Physical Science Book: Magnetic Magic

Physical Science Book: Magnetic Magic

Dena loves using magnets to perform magic tricks for the kids at the pool. When Enrique arrives in town, he doesn t like that Dena is fooling the others. He gives her a century-old treasure map and Dena uses her compass and tools to plot the location of the treasure. To her surprise, the treasure(…)