STEM ORIENTATION By: Librarian Ms. Duff WHAT IS STEM? STEM is an acronym for: Science: Technology: The branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied science, and pure science. Engineering: A branch of knowledge or study dealing with a body of facts, principles, or truths systematically arranged and showing the operation of general laws. The art or science of making practical application of the knowledge of pure sciences, as physics or chemistry, as in the construction of engines, bridges, buildings, mines, ships, and chemical plants. Mathematics: The systematic treatment of magnitude, relationships between figures and forms, and relations between quantities expressed symbolically. HOW DOES THE LIBRARY SUPPORT STEM? Print Sources: Books (1,777 STEM books) OPAC* Magazines Newspapers Computers: School Website* Internet LAUSD Digital Library* Ripple Effects for Teens program Visuals: STEM Display in Library STEM Posters in Halls and Classrooms Media (Coming Soon) STEM BOOKS STEM Sections in Non-Fiction Isles Science: Social Sciences = 300 (Isle 1) Science = 500 (Isle 1 & 2) Applied Science = 600 (Isle 2) Technology: Computer Books = 000 (Isle 1) Technology = 600 (Isle 2) Engineering = 600 (Isle 2) Mathematics = 500 (Isle 1 & 2) STEM VISUAL SEARCH IN OPAC VISUAL SEARCH: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY SEARCH RESULTS STEM MAGAZINES & NEWSPAPERS Current Science E: Environmental Magazine Kids Discover National Geographic Odyssey (Science Magazine for young adventurers) Outdoor Life Young Money Newsweek Time U.S. News & World Report LA Youth (Newspaper) LA Times (Newspaper) STEM ON THE INTERNET YOKA Website: http://www.lausd.net/Young_Oak_Kim_Academy/YOKA/Home. html Student Page: http://www.lausd.net/Young_Oak_Kim_Academy/YO KA/Students.html Visit the teacher-approved links! LAUSD Student Email Accounts: Students who turned in their signed AUP form will get an LAUSD email account to communicate with your teachers and classmates. YOKA WEBSITE STUDENT PAGE INTERNET SEARCHES When looking at websites on the internet, further evaluate the sites based on the URL ending: .com = commercial site (business) .edu = school or university site .gov = U.S. government site .museum = museum .net = networked service provider .org = organization, often non-profit STEM IN THE DIGITAL LIBRARY (HANDOUT AVAILABLE FOR TEACHERS) DIGITAL LIBRARY: SCIENCES The best choices for STEM are: EBSCO: Science Resources Science Reference Center *Facts on File: Science Online Health Reference Math Curriculum Resource Center Gale Cengage: Science Resource Center STEM VISUALS STEM Posters Posters in Main Entry of School STEM Display Rotating Shelf STEM STEM Pet Books of Interest Fish: “Betta Swan” / Ms. Duff Snake: “Name?” / Mr. Lombardi STEM Audio/Visuals Order Coming Soon: DVDs, CDs, Audio Books! STEM ASSIGNMENT Choose a Partner Go to Firefox: OPAC Go to “Visual Search” Select “Science & Technology” Pick any Category Select one STEM book and write down the call # Find the book on the shelf. Leave it there! Safari: Digital Library Sit at one computer Select “Facts on File” Click on “Today’s Science” Click on “Science in the Headlines” Select any article. Read it! In your notes, write a summary of what the article is about. Show Ms. Duff your Complete Notes Get a sticker!