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Zog

Posted on December 10th, 2018 in the category(s) STEM literacy links

A picture book about Zog, the ambitious dragon and a princess who chooses a medical career over doing nothing whilst wearing frilly dresses.

The Nowhere Box

Posted on December 3rd, 2018 in the category(s) STEM literacy links

The Nowhere Box

George dreams up a landscape completely made from cardboard. Could you build these things in real life? Which toys do the children have that are made from cardboard? What are other toys made of? What are the benefits of making toys from old boxes?

Perfect square

Posted on November 27th, 2018 in the category(s) STEM literacy links

Picture book - Perfect square by Michael Hall

This picture book will have your kids thinking about shapes in a whole new way. Get creative by exploring what can happen when you take a square apart whilst exploring other shapes in the process.

Swirl by Swirl

Posted on November 20th, 2018 in the category(s) STEM literacy links

Snail spiral book cover - Swirl by Swirl

This book is a fantastic starting point for discussing the beauty and usefulness of spirals in nature and can lead to a huge variety of questions such as: Where else can we find spirals? How are spirals different from circles? Which other shapes are useful in nature?

Waddle Wiggle Gargle

Posted on November 12th, 2018 in the category(s) STEM literacy links

Book cover - Waddle Giggle Gargle

Pamela Allen tells us the story of three creative engineers who terrify the magpie with their invention. How else can children use their engineering skills to address real needs in their environment?

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