STEM Explorations Overview

This fascinating nonfiction series for grades 1–2 (GRL H–K) takes young readers through the worlds of natural science and man-made inventions while neatly aligning to Next Generation Science Standards. Explore weather, seasons, and states of matter. Take trips through time with the advance of computers. Learn how to measure time and temperature, how halves and quarters can be used to share, and how sound travels. 


Packed with Informational Text Features

STEM Explorations have a comprehensive variety of informational text features. Each book in the series contains a table of contents, index, glossary, section headings, subheadings, captioned pictures, pronunciation guides, and fact boxes. Various titles contain other text features that fit the content, such as labeled diagrams, cutaway illustrations, procedural illustrations, and maps. Your students will grow accustomed to seeing and using these features to help them understand and navigate text. Explore available titles in this series!


Topics Align with Next Generation Science Standards

Each title in STEM Explorations is written to align to one or more of the Next Generation Science Standards or one of the Common Core Math Standards for K–2. Your students will learn about types of matter and materials, weather patterns, light and sound waves, patterns and cycles of space systems, and more, bringing the content of the standards into relevance for them through real-world examples and text-supporting imagesExplore available titles in this series!


Attention-Grabbing, High-Quality Images

While it may be a cliché that you can't judge a book by its cover, the visual appeal of a book is one of the things that can make or break it in terms of student interest. When reading skills start to falter, strong image support of the text and captivating, high-interest images keep students engaged and eager to understand the material. STEM Explorations features carefully chosen images that both teach and entertain. Explore available titles in this series!


A Commitment to Diverse Representation

In our modern, multicultural world, diverse representation is more important than ever before. When students see faces that look like them reflected in the media to which they are exposed, it increases their self-esteem, their confidence, and their engagement with the material—all things that any teacher knows are crucial to achieving literacy! The images and illustrations for STEM Explorations were chosen with this in mindExplore available titles in this series!

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