Astronomy

STEM Books for Science Saturday:  Look Up!

STEM Books for Science Saturday: Look Up!

Look Up!  Henrietta Leavitt, Pioneering Woman Astronomer Henrietta Levitt was the first person to discover the scientific importance of a star’s brightness—so why has no one heard of her? Learn all about a female pioneer of astronomy in this picture book biography. Henrietta Swan Leavitt was born on July 4, 1868, and she changed the(…)

Picture Books About the Night Sky

Picture Books About the Night Sky

As an adult, I am still fascinated by the night sky – the moon and the stars. I could stare at them for hours. My daughter is equally as fascinated still as a teen, but as a child, the night sky mesmerized her. Here are a few great picture books for you and your little(…)

Ask a Science Teacher #ScienceSaturday

Ask a Science Teacher #ScienceSaturday

Fun and fascinating science is everywhere, and it’s a cinch to learn—just ask a science teacher! We’ve all grown so used to living in a world filled with wonders that we sometimes forget to wonder about them: What creates the wind? Do fish sleep? Why do we blink? These are common phenomena, but it’s a(…)

Book a Day December:  Post 4

Book a Day December: Post 4

I have recently been made aware of a wonderful December tradition for families and that is giving your children a book a day leading up to Christmas, starting on December 1st.  Maybe I have been living under a rock, but this is the first I’ve heard of this tradition.  As many of you know, we(…)