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Crowdsourcing Mornings: STEAMTeam 5: Mystery at Makerspace


This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

They are passionate about getting young children excited about STEM/STEAM—not only to make them more employable later, but because forming and testing hypotheses, problem-solving, and overcoming obstacles are important skills for everyone to have.  Like many of you, they’re parents of young children and they’ve become painfully aware of the shortage of STEM/STEAM role models and stories, particularly those aimed at young girls.   Greg created the STEAMTeam 5 characters while building a dollhouse with his young daughter, as a way to infuse STEM concepts into her playtime. This evolved into creating adventure stories, which she loved.

Pam, a woman in a STEM field and the mother of a young son, is passionate about exposing both young girls and boys to more female role models.    So, together, they wrote their first children’s adventure book, STEAMTeam 5: The Beginning, based on these characters so that parents everywhere can inspire their children with great female role models who use STEAM in fun and exciting ways.   People love their first book, and now they’re launching this Kickstarter to fund the printing of STEAMTeam 5: Mystery at Makerspace, the second book in the STEAMTeam 5 adventure book series.  STEAMTeam 5: Mystery at Makerspace is the second book in a children’s adventure book series about five amazing girls who use science, technology, engineering, art, and math to do amazing things.

As of April 27th, this project has raised $6,500 of their $9,600 goal. This project has 7 days left to raise the $9,600 or it will not be funded. For a pledge of $25, you will get one hardcover book.  For a pledge of $30, you will get one hardcover and one coloring book.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/282976043/steamteam-5-mystery-at-makerspace-childrens-stem-b

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