Resources We Love: STEM Tuesday – Daniel Boone Regional Library

Resources We Love: STEM Tuesday

Photo Credit: STEM Tuesday Logo from Mixed-Up FilesLooking to get your middle school kiddos more interested in STEM, but needing something that’s a little more their pace in reading level?

STEM Tuesday is a blog that posts each week on Tuesday. Their team works to find books that will increase students’ interest in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. STEM Tuesday covers current events in the field, books that go along with monthly subjects, author interviews, giveaways and activities for parents or educators to create a more hands-on approach to STEM. Click here to visit their website. 

Things we love about STEM Tuesday:

Interviews from primary sources

  • The writers at STEM Tuesday love to interview people such as writers or professionals in STEM-related fields. Each blog post promotes talks about modern professionals and new resources being introduced into the field of STEM.

Extra resources

  • At the bottom of their blog, STEM Tuesday lists extra resources that students can use to learn more. For instance, a health article may have different websites like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the World Health Organization for curious minds to learn more. As their blog works to cover such expansive topics, it’s nice to have a compiled list of trustworthy sites for students to use. 
  • STEM Tuesday offers ideas for parents or teachers to engage their kiddos in discussions and activities.

Relating STEM to modern situations

  • It frustrates students to no end when their learning doesn’t have a direct application to real life. Learning why a discussion relates to their everyday life can draw or sustain interest for children. STEM Tuesday’s goals include inspiring student interest and helping develop hands-on interactions with STEM.