The materials in this collection address the topics of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Areas explored in this collection include, but are not limited to, environmental science, climate change, ecology, sustainability, transportation, forensics, zoology, geology, space sciences, applied mathematics, and making & tinkering. While the collection focuses on narrative non-fiction not included in a set/series published within the last 5 years, resources are available in many formats - graphic novels, biographies, and both non-fiction and fiction texts. The materials in this collection vary in text complexity to address the curricular and state standards. This collection complements the curriculum at our campus across grades 6 through 12. All of our campus schools have a focus on STEM/STEAM and/or exploratory learning. These resources are not limited to math and science - they can be used in all content areas, supplement research, and stimulate interest in diverse-choice reading.
The following links tabulate award-winning and recommended informational books and were referenced to build this collection.
Educators participating in MyLibraryNYC may borrow teacher sets to supplement their classroom curriculum. You can set up your account at https://www.mylibrarynyc.org/. The following are a FEW of the many STEM-related "Topic Sets" (1 copy of each of about 10 books) available through MyLibraryNYC.
The following are a FEW of the "Book Club" sets (10 copies of 1 book) available at MyLibraryNYC.