Use literature to get your students excited about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by actively involving them in the design thinking process. Each of the titles below shares a story where something was built or invented by designing, planning, gathering materials, and creating. In addition to strengthening literacy skills, your students will develop inquiry and problem-solving skills. They will also see that with perseverance, anyone can be innovative and invent new things!

How to Use These Resources

Judy Bowling

Media & Technology Coordinator

Livonia Public Schools


Kerry Guiliano

Instructional Technology Coach & School Librarian

Melvindale-North Allen Park Public Schools


Drea Weiner

MiSTEM Network Regional Director

Northwest Education Services


Special thanks to Monroe County ISD, Wayne RESA, and REMC for their support.