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STEM Picture Book Reviews

Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code

“If you’ve got a good idea, and you know it’s going to work, go ahead and do it.”

GRACE HOPPER

We recently learned about BadgerBOTS’ Executive Director Lisa Bartig’s talent for book reviews. Lisa loves reading to kids, suggesting books that encourage families to discover STEM heroes past and present. With Computer Science Education Week just behind us, keep the interest going with this biography of the woman whose life and work inspired it.

Read Lisa’s review then order the book on AmazonSmile and chose BadgerBOTS as your charity.

Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor

I sometimes feel a map is talking to me. “Marie,” it says. “Have an adventure. Explore. Discover something new.”

And once—I did.

Marie Tharpe loved maps. She helped her father create soil maps for farmers throughout the United States. She became curious about how deep the Atlantic Ocean was. In this book review, Lisa explains Maria’s innovative plan to find out: “A new technology was being used to measure the depth of the ocean floor.  Marie took the measurements and put them on a big piece of paper.  She was able to prove a very exciting thing, for that you will need to read the book.”

Read Lisa’s review, then order the book on AmazonSmile and chose BadgerBOTS as your charity.