STEM: Super Science S is for Scientist Books

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Looking for books and activities to satisfy curious kids? Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s STEM: Super Science programs use books and hands-on experiences to engage children in scientific learning with activities like building bridges or making slime, enhanced by informational picture books. Each programming kit comes stocked with scientifically minded read alouds, carefully selected by our amazing team of Children’s Librarians. Make sure to check out an upcoming STEM: Super Science program at a location near you.

Hands-on activities support multiple literacies for children, and by combining books and STEM you have a powerful tool for learning! Our STEM Super Science Kit: S is for Scientist introduces children of all ages to the scientific method through fun experiments. From the messy to the unbelievable, the books below offer you the resources and inspiration you need for STEM learning opportunities at home. From learning about the inventor of the Super Soaker to learning the history of hypnosis, kids will be eager to put the information from these books into practice with experiments you can replicate at home.

Ada Twist, Scientist

In this rhyming story, Ada Twist is a very curious girl who shows perseverance by asking questions and performing experiments to find things out and understand the world.

Mad Scientist Academy: The Dinosaur Disaster

Dr. Cosmic’s class of clever monsters has to follow clues through a dinosaur exhibit in order to find Oscar, an escaped dinosaur that is also a school pet. Includes dinosaur facts.

The Most Magnificent Thing

A little girl has a wonderful idea. With the help of her canine assistant, she is going to make the most magnificent thing! She knows just how it will look. She knows just how it will work. But making the most magnificent thing turns out to be harder than she thinks.

Ticktock Banneker's Clock

Benjamin Banneker is known and admired for his work in science, mathematics, and astronomy. He was born free at a time in America, 1731, when most African Americans were slaves. At the age of 22 he built a strike clock based on his own drawings and using a pocket-knife.