Author Corey Rosen Schwartz blogged about her STEM experience with the book.
She writes, "The featured book was WHAT ABOUT MOOSE? which is about a bossy Moose who is a building a tree house with friends. Moose appoints himself foreman and is so busy giving orders that he does not realize that he is getting himself into a pickle. His friends try to warn him, but he insists that the walls go up and it is only after the roof goes on that Moose realizes he is stuck inside. Luckily his friends do some creative thinking and come to his rescue. Since this story is about building, planning, teamwork, and problem-solving, it seemed like a perfect fit for some engineering challenges."
During her event she had the students choose from an engineering activity.
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The event was a success and the children had some amazing creations by the end.
Her co-author Becky Gomez created her own list of STEM related activities to try with students.
Check out Corey's full blog post about the event here.
Here is a list of other amazing STEM themed picture books. What other books have you used?
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