STEM : Resources

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Let the Alvin Sherman Library be your first stop for STEM resources!  Whether you're a student in need of fresh ideas for a science project, a parent-educator wanting to enhance your science curriculum with online resources or a teacher planning to boost your student's online research skills, we've got everything you're looking for right here. 

Online Resources

DISCLAIMER: The resources listed below require an Alvin Sherman Library card for access and are intended for individual use.  They are not intended for classroom use or group instruction. 

Click here for a full list of the library's Homework Helpers databases. 

Teacher or Parent Educator?  Visit this page for wealth of resources for every grade level.  You'll find interactive educational tools  for preschoolers, lesson plans for all levels of learning, and even free online practice tests and scholarship search assistance for your students.

Preschool STEM

You might think that your preschooler is too young to learn about science, technology, engineering or math, but that's not true. Many of the ways you already play and interact with your little one help to develop their STEM skills. Take a look at these books, e-resources and suggestions to get some new ideas or to discover the STEM behind what you already do.

Check out this great article from the National Science Teachers Association for a great explanation of the importance and simplicity of engaging even the littlest of the little in STEM exploration and education. 

There are so many picture books that explore preschool STEM topics at the library. We even have a dedicated area for books that teach basic concepts like colors, sizes, shapes, letters and numbers, all of which are the building blocks for science, technology, engineering and math! The list below shows only a few examples, so be sure to come in to see what else we have.

The e-resources provided here include ebooks that can be downloaded using your Alvin Sherman Library card, databases available through the library, and websites that share great information about STEM concepts and activities. As of this posting, the websites are accurate and up-to-date.

The information provided here is used in the Family STEM programs at the library for families with toddlers.

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STEM Community Partnerships

STEM programs at the Alvin Sherman Library are enriched through collaboration and partnership with groups and organizations from within NSU, Broward County and beyond.  If you're an educator, community organization or homeschool group looking to develop STEM programming, the resource list below highlights some of the exceptional partnerships we have had the pleasure of working with here at the Alvin Sherman Library that offer outreach and educational services to the community.

NSU's Science Alive:

Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program / NSU Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography

NatureScape Broward

South Florida Wildlife Center

BioRad Science Ambassador Program


Books and Media

We have an extensive collection of books covering every area of STEM... from astronomy to animals and everything in between!  The best way to see what we've got is to come in and browse. The list below is just the tip of the iceberg!

Playaway View is the all-in-one video player that makes popular content accessible in a simple, portable and durable format. Each player comes pre-loaded with multiple videos making it simple for patrons to access digital movies, shows, educational programming and more without the need for DVDs, downloads or an additional player.

Click here to browse the full collection of Playaway View titles. We offer many more STEM focused options!

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