Saturday, April 13, 2019

Georgia's Terrific, Colorific Experiment by Zoe Perisco

Georgia lives in a family of artists, but she wants to be a SCIENTIST. So she decides that she needs to design the perfect experiment to show the world her scientific prowess. When her artistic, imaginative family tries to help her by giving her advice, she tells them to leave her alone, only to soon discover that maybe art and science really do hold hands with each other.

Georgia's Terrific, Colorfic Experiment is sort of the picture book embodiment of this poster you see circulating around the internet:

So often we look at science and art as opposing forces. But these two ways of thinking really do need to hold hands with each other in order to make our world safer, fairer, and more humane. It is why I think so many people are concerned about the STEM movement and asked for STEM programs in schools to now become STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, ART, and Mathematics). When we forget about the creativity and imagination involved in our academic endeavors, this is when dangerous decisions are made on behalf of humanity. Schools that are running both STEM and STEAM programs would benefit from reading books like Georgia's Terrific, Colorific Experiment to students and staff alike as to prevent a myopic way of thinking. 

Georgia's Terrific, Colorific Experiment by Zoe Perisco
Published: April 2, 2019
Publisher: Running Press Kids
Pages: 32
Genre/Format: Picture Book
Audience: STEM/STEAM schools
Disclosure: Library Copy

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