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Sparking Students’ Interest In Math

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When it’s time for a math lesson, Sarah Richardson’s kindergarten class sits in a group, with one hand on their heads, counting on the other hand in front of them.  They’re learning addition using a method called “counting on”. This

Posted in From Educators For Educators, Your Stories

Q&A with Mary Mazzio: Underwater Dreams documentary filmmaker

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We had the privilege of speaking with Mary Mazzio – an award-winning filmmaker and creator of Underwater Dreams, a documentary film chronicling the inspirational story of four teenage boys, each the son of Mexican immigrants, who enter a sophisticated robotics competition and

Posted in Authors & Illustrators, Expert Voices

Making Math Fun

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Getting kids excited about math can be a challenge.   Because there are expected to be more than eight million STEM jobs in the United States by 2018, math skills are becoming more and more important for today’s student. If today’s

Posted in Tips and Resources, Using First Book

How STEM Books Make a Difference to Girls in One Dallas Afterschool Program

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One afternoon last week, a big box of books arrived in Miss Vicky’s classroom. After she explained to her students, who devote each Wednesday to studying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), that the books were about “why things work

Posted in Expert Voices, First Book Partners, Inspiring Stories, Your Stories

[INFOGRAPHIC] STEM Education Makes a Difference in Children’s Lives

STEM Education Makes a Difference in Children's Lives

CLICK THE IMAGE TO SEE A BIGGER VERSION. Thanks to partners like Lockheed Martin, First Book is helping thousands of kids in need get the books and resources they need. If you work with children from low-income families, sign up

Posted in Education and Literacy, Expert Voices, First Book Partners

Ride, Sally Ride

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First Book would like to send our condolences to the friends and family of Sally Ride, the 1st U.S. woman in space, who died of pancreatic cancer yesterday. In spite of being one of a very elite group of people who’ve been

Posted in Books & Reading, Marketplace, STEM

Airplanes, Space Shuttles, Drones…Oh My!

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During National Aerospace Week, First Book is sharing stories about science and engineering from some of our friends at Lockheed Martin, sponsors of First Book’s Springboard to STEM program. Today’s guest blogger is Ray Burick, Vice President of P-3 Programs

Posted in First Book Partners, Guest Blog Posts, STEM

Discovering Engineering: From Robots to Radar

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This week First Book is sharing stories about science and engineering from some of our friends at Lockheed Martin. Today’s guest blogger is Sarah Brown, a systems engineer with Lockheed Martin in Syracuse, New York. I was exposed to engineering

Posted in First Book Partners, Guest Blog Posts, STEM

Discovering Engineering: From Interior Design to Building Missiles

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This week First Book is sharing stories about science and engineering from some of our friends at Lockheed Martin. Today’s guest blogger is Amanda Tippey, a mechanical engineer with Lockheed Martin in Dallas. I didn’t grow up tinkering with cars

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Discovering Engineering: Missions to Mars

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This week First Book is sharing stories about science and engineering from some of our friends at Lockheed Martin. Today’s guest blogger is Karolyn Evans, an aerospace engineer with Lockheed Martin in Colorado. Hi, my name is Karolyn Evans and

Posted in First Book Partners, Marketplace, STEM