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STEM Outreach Resource Hub: Grades K-5

Guide to support students and faculty associated with STEM outreach programs.

For the Elementary Schoolers

Kick-start your kids' interest in STEM with these wonderful resources!

Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea BeRosie Revere, Engineer | A Mighty Girl

Rosie, a shy and imaginative girl, dreams of becoming an engineer. With determination and perseverance, she learns that taking risks and embracing failure are essential steps toward success.




Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea BeatyAda Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty, Hardcover, 9781419721373 | Buy online at The Nile

Ada is a curious and inquisitive girl who embarks on scientific adventures to uncover the mysteries of the world around her. Through her experiments, she learns the value of asking questions and never giving up on seeking knowledge.




Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea BeatyIggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty (English) Hardcover Book Free Shipping! 9780810911062 | eBayIggy

Peck has a passion for building and architecture. When his creativity is challenged, he uses his ingenuity and love for constructing extraordinary structures to prove that there's no limit to what he can achieve.




The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley | The Most Magnificent Thing, Ashley Spires | 9781554537044 | Boeken

This story follows a determined young girl with a brilliant idea to create the most magnificent thing. Through trial and error, she learns the importance of perseverance, problem-solving, and embracing the process of creation.




Oh, The Things You Can Do That Are Good for You: All About Staying Healthy by Tish Rabe ...Oh, the Things You Can Do That Are Good for You!: All About Staying Healthy by Tish Rabe

In this Cat in the Hat's Learning Library book, kids explore the human body and discover the importance of healthy habits, nutrition, exercise, and taking care of themselves.





What Do You Do with an Idea?2 by Kobi YamadaWhat Do You Do With An Idea? – The Literacy Store

A young child nurtures and embraces an idea, despite facing doubts and criticism from others. The story encourages readers to value their ideas, follow their passions, and believe in their own creative potential.




The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett and Gary RubinsteinThe Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett, Hardcover, 9781402255441 | Buy online at The Nile

Beatrice is known for never making mistakes until she faces a situation that challenges her perfect record. This book teaches the importance of taking risks, learning from mistakes, and embracing imperfections.



The Darkest Dark by Chris HadfieldMellow Mummy: The Darkest Dark by astronaut Chris Hadfield : Taking life as it comes...

Based on the childhood of astronaut Chris Hadfield, the story follows a young boy who overcomes his fear of the dark and discovers his love for space exploration, leading him to become an astronaut.




The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan MealerThe Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Kobo eBook) | Tattered Cover Book Store

Set in Malawi, this inspiring true story recounts how a young boy named William builds a windmill using recycled materials to bring electricity to his village and improve the lives of his community.





Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race by Margot Lee ShetterlyHidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race (Hardcover) - ...

This picture book adaptation of the bestselling book tells the incredible story of four African American women who played crucial roles at NASA during the space race, breaking barriers and making significant contributions to science and engineering.



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