Category Archives: STEM Friday

Catching The Next Wave

Did you know that December 26 was the 10th anniversary of the devastating Indian Ocean Tsunami? It is a sad reminder that ocean waves can be extremely strong and violent. In a timely release, Elizabeth Rusch explores the cutting-edge field … Continue reading

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Sea Turtle Scientist Shines

Today we have a book that is part of the outstanding Scientists in the Field Series.  Sea Turtle Scientist by Stephen R. Swinburne follows Dr. Kimberly Stewart in her efforts to investigate and conserve sea turtles on the Caribbean Island … Continue reading

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Award -Winning New Picture Book: Animal Teachers

Author Janet Halfmann, long a favorite here at Wrapped in Foil,  has a lovely new nonfiction picture book out:  Animal Teachers, illustrated by Katy Hudson. Have you ever wondered how nonhuman animals learn things like what to eat, how to … Continue reading

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New Book for Kids: Super Spiders

Super Spiders (Read Me!: Walk on the Wild Side) by Charlotte Guillain starts right out with the important question: “Are you afraid of spiders, or do you find them interesting?” If you fall in the “spiders are amazing” camp, then … Continue reading

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New Scientists in the Field Title: Park Scientists

When you think of national parks, you may think of hiking, wildlife and getting away from it all, but probably you probably don’t think of science.  Park Scientists: Gila Monsters, Geysers, and Grizzly Bears in America’s Own Backyard by Mary … Continue reading

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