STEM : Gr. 4-8 Middle grade literature

Fiction and nonfiction that connect literature with STEM (science, technology, English, mathematics) for grades 4-8. For math related books at the elementary level, there are several boards listed on this Pinterest page.These books are available in the Doucette Library.
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Discover unexpected ways to turn common materials into crafty contraptions that range from surprisingly simple to curiously complex. In vivid color photos, you'll be guided to create slingshot rockets, unique catapults, and even hydraulic-powered machines...19 designs

Rubber Band Engineer: Build Slingshot Powered Rockets, Rubber Band Rifles, Unconventional Catapults, and More Guerrilla Gadgets from Household Hardware Rockport Publishers

FICTION:woods, she presses a button and accidentally activates him for the first time. Now, she finally has a friend. But the big, bad robots are coming to collect the little guy for nefarious purposes, and it's all up to a five-year-old armed only with a wrench and a fierce loyalty to her mechanical friend to save the day.

When a little girl finds an adorable robot in the woods, she presses a button and accidentally activates him for the first time.

Provides step-by-step information on how to create an invention, produce it, and market it.

Provides step-by-step information on how to create an invention, produce it, and market it.

Illustrations and text portray the life of Leonardo da Vinci, who gained fame as an artist through such works as the Mona Lisa, and as a scientist by studying various subjects including human anatomy and flight.

Leonardo, Beautiful Dreamer by Robert Byrd, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

Discover how, in Paris in the 1770s, Benjamin Franklin's scientific method challenged a certain Dr. Mesmer's mysterious powers in a whimsical look at a true moment in history.

Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France by Mara Rocklliff Discover how Benjamin Franklin’s scientific method challenged a certain Dr. Mesmer’s mysterious powers in a whimsical look at a true moment in history.

presents ten of the most important bridges in the world, from the world's first cast-iron bridge (The Iron Bridge) to the longest pre-stressed concrete bridge in the southern hemisphere (The Rio-Niteroi Bridge) to the tallest bridge in the world (the Millau Viduct). Includes Calgary's Peace Bridge.

Bridges, An Introduction to Ten Great Bridges and Their Designers by Didier Cornille. Bridges online from Australia's leading online bookstore.

Super cool construction projects -- Levee -- Arch -- Freeway ramp -- Suspension bridge -- Wastewater treatment plant -- Hydraulic drawbridge -- Newspaper pyramid -- Lock and dam.

Max Axiom Science and Engineering Activities Series - Super Cool Construction Activities

Beauty, the wild bald eagle that made world news when she was illegally shot, rescued, and received a pioneering, 3D-printed prosthetic beak. BEAUTY AND THE BEAK follows Beauty close up from the moment she uses her baby beak to emerge from her egg, through her hunt when she uses her powerful adult beak to feed herself, to the day her beak is shot off leaving her helpless.

Beauty and the Beak: How Science, Technology, and a Printed Beak Rescued a Bald Eagle by Deborah Lee Rose and Jane Veltkamp

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