New STEAM Books to Inspire Learning and Creativity
Special to The Truth
Keep the excitement of the
new school year going by finding fun ways to encourage
learning at home.
interactive and engaging books into your household that make
STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and
Math) more accessible.
Whether your children are
reluctant readers or learning enthusiasts, these books will
entertain budding scientists and inspire kids to make things
and be creative.
Go on a journey of
discovery in your backyard with Maker Lab: Outdoors,
which offers 25 science projects and experiments that can be
done outside, helping kids develop science skills through
Projects focus on Earth
and the environment, plants, animals, weather, water and
physics. Young scientists can build a wormery and learn
about compost, crack rocks with water and learn about
freezing and thawing, build and launch a water rocket to see
Newton’s laws in action, and more. Photography and succinct
step-by-step instructions make this a must-have for every
young maker curious about his or her surroundings.
Science Fiction Meets Fact
Ever wanted to move things
without touching them, like a Jedi? Or grow a kyber crystal?
Now that’s possible with Star Wars Maker Lab, a book
which teaches aspiring Padawans how to become science
masters through 20 projects -- from making Jabba’s gooey
slime to making a glowing Gungan Globe of Peace. Fact-filled
panels explain real-world scientific principles as well as
the “Star Wars” science fiction from the movies.
From automata created by
Leonardo Da Vinci to modern-day androids and animal robots,
Robot covers artificial intelligence (AI) throughout
history. Discover cutting edge robotics, where science,
technology and mechanical engineering meet. Through bright
graphics and stunning photography, learn how robots work,
how they’re made, and how they help and sometimes hinder
society. A thematic approach covers a range of subjects,
including the most iconic robots in popular culture and
robots in the workforce, as well as the future of robotics.
For Younger Makers
Young readers will love
getting in on the fun with Junior Maker, a cool
supplement to classroom learning that encourages hands-on
interactivity and play. With clear step-by-step instructions
and photos, young children learn about nature, history,
wildlife and space through activities, crafts and
experiments. Projects include watching a homemade volcano
erupt, building a storm in a jar and taking a trip back in
time to see how the Roman legionaries conquered their
How to Be an Engineer,
offers clearly explained engineering concepts, and fun,
simple projects, to give kids ages seven to nine the chance
to put their STEAM knowledge to the test. Build a robot arm
out of rulers; learn about jet propulsion with balloons;
crush toilet-paper rolls to explore materials; and more.
Read about how engineers use STEAM subjects and their
imaginations to think critically and solve problems. Get
inspired by engineering heroes such as Nikola Tesla, Mae
Jemison, and Elon Musk.
To make STEAM learning fun
and fascinating, stock up on books that spark kids’