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Jump into STEM This Summer with DK Canada! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 08/04

| July 6, 2017 | 31 Comments

 

Jump into STEM This Summer with DK Canada!

 

Has the last school bell rung this year for your kids? Did you want your family to have fun while learning more about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, or STEM this summer? DK Canada has a bevy of books that can peek the interests of readers of all ages. I was asked to review three titles to share how great STEM topics can be.

Here are the books my family received to crack open and enjoy:

 

Jump into STEM This Summer with DK Canada

DK Canada STEM book covers.

 

Have you ever wondered about the construction of buildings around the world? Engineers shares with readers about some of the world’s most amazing builders throughout time. This titles profiles such marvelous builders from Archimedes and Leonardo Da Vinci to Ferdinand Porsche. Innovations such as quake –resistant design and the evolution of flight are also featured in this book for readers to enjoy.

 

Jump into STEM This Summer with DK Canada

Engineers book cover.

Engineers

It was fascinating to learn about the progression of innovation in Engineering. The photos and illustrations helped the information in the text come alive for me. I really liked learning about the role of engineering played in making our world what it is today and the people who made it happen.

 

Jump into STEM This Summer with DK Canada

“New Innovation” page in Engineers book.

 

Rocket Science for the Rest of US

Curious about what a black hole is? Why is antimatter so important? The answer these questions and more can be found in Rocket Science for the Rest of Us. This book helps readers understand some of the more complicated aspects of science and physics of how our universe works.

 

Jump into STEM This Summer with DK Canada

DK Canada STEM book covers.

 

I had never known that some stars can be classed as “smelly.” This book shared how brown dwarf stars get this distinction. It shows, step-by-step, how this kind of star goes from having the potential of shining bright to becoming dull, containing elements in its atmosphere that could make it odorous (hydrogen sulfide and ammonia).  

 

Jump into STEM This Summer with DK Canada

“Meet the Small Dwarf” page of Rocket Science for the Rest of Us book.

 

Utterly Amazing Science

Don’t think I have left the kids out of the fun STEM books DK Canada has to offer readers! Utterly Amazing Science makes learning about the world around them entertaining. Info flaps, pop-ups and pull-outs makes learning fun and interesting for kids. Engaging photos and illustrations also help to get information across to young learners.

 

Jump into STEM This Summer with DK Canada

Utterly Amazing Science book cover.

 

My kids loved flipping through the pages of this book. They had to try opening every flap, pulling every pull out and investigating every pop-up! My daughter’s favourite section had to be the “Feel the Force” section.

 

Jump into STEM This Summer with DK Canada

“Feel the Force” section of Utterly Amazing Science.

 

She giggled as she opened the flaps that told her the different effects force can have on an object. She was interested in finding out about balanced forces on objects like bridges and boats. The part she enjoyed the most was learning how rockets are able to fight Earth’s gravity to go into space. It was clever to have a pull up here of a rocket to show how a rocket needs thrust to fly.

 

Jump into STEM This Summer with DK Canada

Child reading a book in a chair.

 

My family really enjoyed learning different aspects of STEM from DK Canada. It was great to be able to find out about the history of the innovation of technology, the secrets of space and magic of the world around us without having to leave our home. We really love being able to jump into fun learning STEM titles whenever we want!

Want to get your family to explore what the world of STEM has to offer?  Visit DK Canada on their website, and connect with them on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest pages to find out!

Disclaimer: I received products from DK Canada in order to write this review. The views I share are my own.

DK Summer STEM Giveaway!

Jump into STEM This Summer with DK Canada

DK Canada STEM book covers.

 

DK Canada wants to get your summer off to a great start by giving away all of the books I shared in this review! Here are the titles my family read and enjoyed:

 

The ARV of this prize package is $75!

This giveaway is open to Canadian residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on August 4, 2017.

Good luck!

Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

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My name is Lian Wright. Born in Toronto, I came to Ottawa as a student to study Political Science at Carleton University, and came away with an Honours Degree, and decided to stay. I'm a huge sports fan, have a love of reading, and like experiencing new things whenever I can. I am now a mother of three children (11, 1 and 7 months old) and am kept constantly on my toes. My blog, Pieces of Me, is my way of sharing what I have enjoyed and encountered in my life so far as a mother. So far, being a mom has had it's expected ups and downs, but that's what makes being a parent so fulfilling for me. I've loved and learned from what's happened so far, and I can't wait to see what's in store for me next. I hope you enjoy the journey with me! Author's website.

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  1. Debbie P says:

    My daughter is really into chemistry right now!

  2. DebP says:

    My son really enjoyed science, particularly earth and space studies.

  3. Carole D says:

    These would be great for my granddaughters. I love DK Books they are educational!

  4. SweetPanda says:

    My kids love Science. They have joined the Mad Science in their after school program and they love to learn how and why things would float inside a water bottle, how sounds travel etc.

  5. Nicole Jubleew says:

    Science is a favourite subject!

  6. Dawn lamarche trach says:

    Great giveaway.
    My kiddo is into science and math. They’re her favourites!

  7. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    My granddaughter enjoys science, whereas my grandson is all about rockets and how they can travel so far.

  8. Elaine R says:

    Both of my grandsons enjoy science topics so much!

  9. I would definitely say biology because she’s super interested in how the body works.

  10. Julie says:

    My eldest grandson is really enjoying science!

  11. Matt H says:

    My son probably enjoys math the most.

  12. LisaM says:

    My son loves math – he likes playing around with numbers

  13. Marlene V. says:

    My son loves chemistry.

  14. Kim Swan says:

    Both of my children love science! They are interested and curious about how everything works and why!!!

  15. Calvin F. says:

    STEM Science most definitely.

  16. Chantelle Daigle says:

    My daughter loves science!

  17. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    I think my nephews and nieces would be most excited to read Rocket Science for the Rest of Us!

  18. Linda says:

    My son enjoys math the most. He really loves his numbers.

  19. Kim says:

    He loves science and learning how things work.

  20. Jonnie says:

    My son loves science because his teacher this year was really into doing experiments and he enjoys hands on learning.

  21. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    i liked science the best

  22. Mandy Wilson says:

    I don’t have a child, but I work with young children who would enjoy this prize.

  23. KD says:

    My daughter loves math because she loves numbers!

  24. Sharonne Katz says:

    Math because she excels at it.

  25. Jennifer P says:

    Math – because it follows rules.

  26. Kelly Cavalier says:

    My son loves Science class the most!!

  27. Amy C says:

    My kids really enjoy science.

  28. Rachel says:

    We try to make doing simple math fun at home! DK books are a favourite at our house.

  29. Janet says:

    My homeschooled kids can’t get enough of vinegar and baking soda explosions.

  30. Viv Sluys says:

    My 9 year old is really big on engineering. She likes the way she can see things coming together and making things work.

  31. Theresa C. says:

    Our daughter really enjoys the sciences!

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