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  • STEM Tuesday -- Renewable Energy -- Writing Tips & Resources
    STEM Tuesday — Renewable Energy — Writing Tips & Resources
    May 21, 2024 by
    Renewable Creative Energy STEM Tuesday friends, I was creatively tired. Drained. The well was dry. Etc., etc., etc. It’s been a wild couple of months in which I feel I’ve been running full tilt on a treadmill not going anywhere. The battery was drained.  There’s a definition of energy derived from Aristotle and his concept of enérgeia. Energy is a condition that allows the capacity to do work. I needed some renewable energy. I need the capacity to do my work. Energy cannot be created or destroyed; it can only be transformed from one form to another. This little nugget is the Law of Conservation of Energy.  Ah, but since energy cannot be created or destroyed, only transformed from one form to another, I couldn’t just wave a magic wand and create the “Best STEM Tuesday Post of All Time” I dreamt of making.  I needed some renewable energy. But how? There’s no Creative Energy section in any of my local...
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  • STEM Tuesday -- Renewable Energy -- In the Classroom
    STEM Tuesday — Renewable Energy — In the Classroom
    May 14, 2024 by
      How will renewable energy be part of our future? These books explore different sources of renewable energy and how they are being used today and in the future. The possibilities are endless for energy-filled classroom discussions and activities! Energy lab for kids: 40 exciting experiments to explore, create, harness, and unleash energy by Emily Hawbacker Do you want to know about the different types of energy and how they help us in our everyday lives? Potential, kinetic, chemical, radiant and thermal energy: they affect us daily. This book provides activities that explore the different components of energy: from what it is, to how it’s discovered and used, and how we can save it. If you like hands-on fun, this is the book for you!   Classroom Activity How much energy do you use? Ask students to track their energy use for 24 hours. Have them write down the activity,...
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  • STEM Tuesday -- Renewable Energy -- Book List
    STEM Tuesday — Renewable Energy — Book List
    May 7, 2024 by
        Renewable energy is the future of our planet. The titles below help readers to make sense of it. From easy-to-read text, to fabulous photos and fun hands-on experiments, curious scientists will gain an understanding of the different forms of energy and what exciting innovations are headed our way to make sure we are powered up for years to come, and still keep our planet green and healthy.     Renewable Energy: Power the World with Sustainable Fuel with Hands-On Science Activities for Kids written by Erin Twamley and Josh Sneideman, illustrated by Micah Rauch With prompts, projects and questions, this book tells us how switching from nonrenewable energy sources to renewable ones, like solar, wind, biofuel, hydro and geothermal energy can make our lives and that of our planet’s, better and healthier.               Renewable Energy in Infographics by Alexander Lowe For students...
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  • Save the Polar Bears
    Three Cheers for the STEM Tuesday Team!
    April 30, 2024 by
              As we come up on our seventh anniversary of STEM Tuesday (yes – SEVEN years!) I thought it would be a great time to remind you of the AMAZING authors who make STEM Tuesday possible. The STEM Tuesday blog posts are written by a group of award-winning children’s authors, teachers, and writers who are passionate about presenting STEM/STEAM topics in a way that kids of all ages will find exciting, inspiring, and engaging. You can find more information about each of them by visiting their websites, purchasing some of their books, and also inviting them to your schools and conferences.   And now….. Three Cheers for the STEM Tuesday TEAM! Week 1: Book List  Sue Heavenrich Sue Heavenrich is an independent environmental journalist and children’s writer. She has written for a variety of magazines including Ranger Rick, Highlights, Cobblestone, and Organic Gardening as well as...
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Jenna Grodinski



Jenna Grodzicki is the author of more than twenty fiction and nonfiction children’s books. Her books include Wild Style: Amazing Animal Adornments (Millbrook Press 2020) and I See Sea Food: Sea Creatures That Look Like Food (Millbrook Press 2019), the winner of the 2020 Connecticut Book Award in the Young Readers Nonfiction Category. Jenna lives near the beach with her husband and two children. In addition to being a writer, she is also a library media specialist at a K-4 school. To learn more, visit her website at