In case you missed it, I was a featured author on Patricia Newman's "LitLinks" blog this past October. LitLinks is a terrific weekly blog that pairs STEM books with hands-on classroom lessons.
Check it out for a step-by-step guide on creating an iridescence effect that mimics the blue morpho butterfly. All it takes is paper, a shallow bowl of water, and a single drop of clear nail polish to create a thin-film reflector!
And for a microscopic look at 11 super-small animal features, get your hands on a copy of SMALL MATTERS: THE HIDDEN POWER OF THE UNSEEN. Introduce kids to scanning electron microscopes AND newly discovered microscopic animal features--all in one lyrical, photo-illustrated book.
Kirkus says ~ The “wow” factor in seeing variations in animal adaptations revealed through electron microscopy is compelling.