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Visit these links to help you in planning for your science projects, research, and lessons
Celebrate Science: This blog is written by Melissa Stewart, the award-winning author of more than 180 nonfiction books for children. Her lifelong fascination with the natural world led her to earn a B.S. in biology and M.A. in science journalism. Review her extensive list of topics (in the right margin) and you're sure to find something that can guide you in your instruction. TONS of resource recommendations in this site!!
INK - Non-Fiction Minute: Compelling short self-contained original 400-word essays by top non-fiction children's book authors on a variety of subjects. With illuminating visuals and accompanying audio read by the author. Articles also include MLA citation. Index of topics is in right-margin. Check out the FOR TEACHERS tab for lesson plan ideas on how to incorporate into your curriculum. See articles specific to science here.
Mixed Up Files of Middle Grade Authors: This site's mission is to offer teachers, librarians, parents, kids, writers, and anyone with a passion for children’s literature: booklists organized by unique categories, author interviews, market news, and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of children’s books from writing to publishing and promoting. It also includes information on how to connect with authors for free Skype visits. There's a blog just for STEM, and links to author websites with author resources.
Ted-Ed: There are two types of TED-Ed lessons: 1) TedEd original lessons, representing collaborations between expert educators, screenwriters, and animators. 2) Lessons created by website visitors who add questions, discussion topics and other supplementary materials to any educational video on YouTube. Both types are used regularly to introduce new topics to learners in exciting, curiosity-insipiring ways.
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