We have books for all ages. You'll never get bored reading with us.
Test your knowledge on the STEM concepts in the books by playing the online games.
Watch our videos to learn what experts have to say on hot topics in the books.
WAR OF THE WORLDS by H.G. Wells
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STEM Read's Winter Selection:
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Create a New Invasion with STEM Read and Northern Public Radio
We carefully select books rooted in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics and explore the science behind the fiction. See our selection and activities to go along with each one.
We strive to provide quality educational materials to go along with each book. Check out our creative standards-aligned lesson plans to see how you can incorporate literacy into interdisciplinary units in your class.
Check out our videos with experts, who explain the STEM concepts behind the books. Our videos get right down to the science of learning and are of course quite entertaining.
Play our online games, join us in collaborative writing, and make art with us inspired by reading. We provide activities that can be done online as well as in the home or classroom. We love getting creative and want you to join us!
Green Screen Pictures from The Testing at NIU
Click the image below to access green screen pictures taken at The Testing at NIU as part of the STEM Read and SMARTspace@NIU activities with students.
Green Screen Pictures at the Midwest Museum
Click the image below to access green screen pictures taken at the Midwest Museum of Natural History as part of the STEM Read and SMARTspace@NIU hands-on activities.