RWYK Interview with Jennifer Swanson- STEM Tuesday– Tiny Worlds (Microscopic/Nanotech)
Joining us on today’s edition of the Reading With Your Kids Podcast is Jennifer Swanson, the creator, and administrator of the STEMTuesday blog.
In our exciting interview, Jennifer talks about STEM Tuesday’s July 2019’s theme that revolves around the small, the tiny, and the microscopic—from nanotechnology to microorganisms. Microbes and fungus may be small, but their effects in the world are far from that. They are vital to Earth’s complex, constantly cycling systems, which range from microscopic to monumental. What could microbes do? Try this activity in the classroom to help students understand how microorganisms can have big effects.
Tune in to delve into the world of the TINY… the microscopic even. Then we go even further to the world of the nanoparticle. Dive into the books recommended by Jennifer and learn about the world that you can’t even see with your own eyes but is found all around you!
About Jennifer Swanson
Her book, SUPER GEAR: Nanotechnology and Sports Team Up (Charlesbridge) was selected as an NSTA Best STEM book for 2017. Jennifer has received awards from the Pennsylvania TriState Young Adult Review Committee and her books in the “How Things Work” series by The Child’s World were named to the 2012 Booklist’s Top 10 Books for Youth: Series Nonfiction. Top reviews include a starred review in Booklist and recommended reviews from School Librarians Workshop, Library Media Connection, School Library Journal, and the National Science Teacher Association. Jennifer’s new books include releases with National Geographic Kids, Charlesbridge Publishing, and Rosen Publishing.
A perpetual writer, Jennifer is always developing new story ideas and concepts. Keep an eye out for her in the future. You can learn more about her at www.JenniferSwansonBooks.com
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Interview Talking Points & Questions:
- Tiny Worlds (Microscopic/Nanotech) Book List
- Books mentioned during the interview: Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes by Nicola Davies, It’s Catching: The Infectious World of Germs and Microbes by Jennifer Gardy, Many: The Diversity of Life on Earth by Nicola Davies, Hidden Worlds: Looking Through a Scientist’s Microscope (Scientists in the Field Series) by Stephen Kramer, It’s a Fungus Among Us: The Good, the Bad & the Downright Scary by Carla Billups and Dawn Cusick, Super Gear: Nanotechnology and Sports Team Up by Jennifer Swanson, Nanotechnology (Cutting-edge Science and Technology) by Janet Slingerland
Tiny Worlds (Microscopic/Nanotech)- In the Classroom
STEM Tuesday– Tiny Worlds (Microscopic/Nanotech)- Writing Tips & Resources
Thank you, Jennifer, for joining us and for sharing your wonderful insights with us!
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