Good Reads: Interesting Articles about STEM/STEAM

Why Making Is Essential to Learning

At the heart of making is the idea that all students are creators, and hands-on learning plays a key role in maker education.

Engineering for Kids: Why is STEM Education So Important?

Parents: Encourage your children to pursue STEM activities and increase awareness and interest at home and in extracurricular activities such as those found at Tynkertopia.

What is STEM and STEAM? A Guide for Parents and Educators

STEM and STEAM are project- and inquiry-based activities with a focus on interdisciplinary learning.

Cool STEM Resources on the Web

A long list of STEM resources helpful for parents and teachers

Beyond LEGOS: Coding for Kids

This article features Gretchen Caserotti’s library’s successful kids’ coding classes with an annotated list of resources. Don’t let the fact that you don’t know how to write code stop you from helping kids learn coding.


This site provides a year-round programs for K-12 readers. Students, educators, and librarians can join virtual communities to read selected science fiction books, watch online talks from STEM experts and authors, play games that explore the science behind the fiction, or write collaborative sci-fi stories.