STEM Tuesday — STEM in the News? We have a book for that!

    Have you been following the awesome STEM activities/innovations/inventions in the news lately? Wish you could share those with your students?

STEM Tuesday can help– We have a Book for Every topic! And also a classroom project or activity.

Just go to our home page HERE and search for the topic that you’re looking for!


Here’s how it works:

Say you’re interested in having your students follow the Artemis 1 launch progress with NASA

  •    Check out the NASA STEM page here    – It’s packed with TONS of information and great activities for your students.
  •    Encourage their curiosity by having them read more books about space. But where do you find them?
  • LOOK at our SPACE page

We highlight a few books like these:

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Don’t forget to check out the In the Classroom and the Writing Tips and Resources Page for that month.


Want to transition to learn more about becoming an astronaut? Check out our Astronauts and Space travel topic featuring books like these:


And here is an excerpt from the In the Classroom page

Consider Being an Astronaut

Do a little career exploration and determine if you have what it takes to be an astronaut.
What is NASA looking for in astronauts? Find out here:

There is a short video where astronauts talk about what kinds of people NASA looks for in astronauts here:

Take an Astronaut test – would you be a good candidate?

NASA has a behind the scenes look at astronaut training from about 15 years ago. Poke around the information and read entries from an astronaut trainee’s journal here:

Then answer the question. Do you have what it takes to be an astronaut? Why or why not?

Pick astronaut or another career and do a little research into it.
What kind of skills and/or training does it require?
What is a typical workday like?
What is the pay range?

One place to look for career information is the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics:



I think you get the picture. STEM Tuesday has TONS of great resources!

For the James Webb Space Telescope go HERE

For climate change go HERE

For examples of amazing people of all backgrounds doing amazing things check out our Diversity in STEM topic HERE 

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We have almost FIVE YEARS of awesome content, right at your fingertips and it’s all free!

But if there is a topic we’ve missed, please let us know.


STEM Tuesday
STEM books ENGAGE. EXCITE. and INSPIRE! Join us each week as a group of dedicated STEM authors highlight FUN topics, interesting resources, and make real-life connections to STEM in ways that may surprise you. #STEMRocks!