STEM Super Science – Careers in STEM

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From the messy to the unbelievable the Library offers hands on STEM learning opportunities for kids across our 18 locations. We encourage children to discover and explore their dreams by connecting these fun activities to real life jobs they can aspire to. During Super Science programs we’re learning about innovative scientists like the inventor of the Super Soaker to the brave marine biologist who swam with sharks. Journey to space with Mae Jemison and then to the deep sea in the first Bathysphere. Check these books out and connect with your local children’s librarian for activities you can do at home that will support your budding science super star.

The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes : The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath

As a girl coming of age during the Civil Rights Movement, Patricia Bath made it her mission to become a doctor. When obstacles like racism, poverty, and sexism threatened this goal, she persevered–brightening the world with a game-changing treatment for blindness.

Mae Among the Stars

Mae wanted to be an astronaut. She dreamed of dancing in space. She imagined herself surrounded by billions of stars, floating, gliding, and discovering. Her parents encouraged her, saying, “If you believe it, and work hard for it, anything is possible.” This encouragement, along with Mae’s own curiosity, intelligence, and determination, paved the way for her to become the first African American woman to travel in space.

Mr. Ferris and His Wheel

Examines how the engineer George Ferris invented and constructed the amusement park ride that bears his name for the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.