Back to School Clothes Science Picks

I am in denial. Here lately every time I go to the store I rush past all the back to school displays not wanting to admit that I need to get the kids ready for school. It’s like this every summer and I wait until the weekend before school starts to shop for clothes.

And every year I regret it.

So to save myself the heartache I decided to do a bit of online shopping and of course I start browsing the girl’s science apparel first!

Target

Dear Cat and Jack,

You had me at hello.

We LOVE your empower girls with science clothing line! Heck I even own a Cat and Jack shirt for myself (although I’m not sure I can fit in it…eesh!) Here are a few of our favorites for back to school!

Old Navy

I’ve been pleasantly surprised at your science graphic tees!

  

Now, as much as I love science graphic tees for girls both Old Navy and Target could beef up there science for BOYS as well! Don’t forget these girls have brothers and cousins that can be scientists, engineers, and rocket scientists as well!

How are you doing with your back to school shopping? Are you still in denial like I am that summer is almost over?

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Make 3D art featuring Dr. Temple Grandin

Quick. Name a female scientist!

How did you do? A few weeks ago I was posed this question and I thought to myself, “You know, She Loves Science should be helping you to answer that question.”  Then I decided what better way for our kids to learn about female scientists than by reading amazing books about them and doing a fun craft afterward.

Our first female scientist I want to introduce you to is… Dr. Temple Grandin

This book introduces children to a very special scientist named Temple Grandin. It tells her story in a rhyme discussing how she was a unique girl, spoke very little, and processed information through pictures. She was later diagnosed with autism. Her life began to change when she went to her aunt’s farm and observed farm animals. She could relate to these animals in ways other people could not. She also found a very special mentor at school. Temple ended up earning her doctorate degree, giving public speeches, and became a famous advocate for animal science.

The amazing lesson from the book? Learning and thinking differently from others will set you apart and might just change the world.  You can find the book here.

Making a 3D picture about Temple Grandin:

After we read this book I asked my 7 year old what would be a good craft to go along with it. She said she wanted to make a 3D picture. I thought it was a great idea since it IS about a girl who thought in pictures. And a bonus is that 3D crafts, like origami, can help strengthen her spatial skills – a skill vital in being successful in a STEM career. You can read my post here on creatively growing spatial skills.

What you need:  Color construction paper, 8.5″X 11″ white card stock, crayons, permanent marker, scissors, and tape

What you do:

  • Fold the white card stock in half
  • Mark dotted lines for your stands. For this card I chose 5 stands
  • Cut along the dotted lines
  • Open the card stock, push the stands out, and crease them to make stands for the images

  • Draw and color Temple Grandin’s face and “thought” lines

  • Fold in a pieces of construction paper in half and tape it to the white cardstock
  • Make shapes, color, cut out, and tape to the stands to make it 3D

What’s the science: Strong spatial skills are so important for kids interested in science and engineering careers.  Imagine how architects need to visualize a building to design, surgeons need to visualize operating around overlapping organs, and engineers need to visualize a solution to an unseen problem.

Temple Grandin was an advocate for cows. My daughter loves everything about lambs. Perhaps someday she will be inspired by this girl who pursued science – Temple Grandin!

Disclaimer: This book was given to me by the publisher to give my honest review and feedback.

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Hello Halley Harper; Science Girl Extraordinaire

Just in time for summer reading, Halley Harper is now available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle complete with action packed adventure and do it yourself science experiments!

Watch the book trailer below!

This is the first book of a series of children’s chapter books that follow the adventures of 9 year old science whiz Halley Harper.

Science camp is all about learning the laws of motion but someone wants to put the brakes on Camp Eureka for good. Can 9 year old science whiz Halley Harper find the culprit by using her knack of turning ordinary into the extraordinary? Will she find out who is sabotaging the experiments before anyone else gets hurt and camp closes forever?

Get your copy today here for yourself, your friends, and for your kiddos. It’s time for the world meet Halley Harper!

Ge

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Coming Soon: Halley Harper; Science Girl Extraordinaire!

Are you like me and looking for a few good books for your child’s summer reading? Would you prefer it to be fun AND educational?

I am so excited to share with you that my next book, Halley Harper; Science Girl Extraordinaire, is set to release Tuesday, June 20, 2017 just in time for the summer. It will be available in paperback and Kindle here.

This is the first book of a series of children’s chapter books that follow the adventures of 9 year old science whiz Halley Harper.

Here is the description: Science camp is all about learning the laws of motion but someone wants to put the brakes on Camp Eureka for good. Can 9 year old science whiz Halley Harper find the culprit by using her knack of turning ordinary into the extraordinary? Will she find out who is sabotaging the experiments before anyone else gets hurt and camp closes forever?

Why did I write this book?

This quote kept popping into my mind as I was writing this book over the last year.

Halley Harper is the science girl hero I wish we had growing up. This book series makes science relatable to kids in 3rd and 4th grade in a fast pace adventure story and shows them that science can even save the day.  My favorite part is that you can follow along with Halley’s adventures by doing the science experiments in the back of the book.

I would love your help to get the word out!

If you love the idea of this science girl hero I would love if you could:

  • tell a friend
  • share this blog post
  • check out the book here next week when it will run free on Kindle
  • share a post on Facebook or Instagram
  • write a review on Amazon next week
  • check out my author page here

Welcome to the world next week Halley Harper! I can’t wait for you to meet her!

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