Read for Science © Publishing was founded by science literacy and arts integration specialist, Merrie Koester, Ph.D, for the purpose of bringing students to SCIENCE through READING and the Creative Arts. Through Dr. Koester’s STE[A]M curriculum for the Agnes Pflumm novels, students learn science through fun, engaging literature and arts connections, improving their reading skills, and acquiring the STEM content literacy so vital to becoming productive, pro-active citizens in today’s science and technology-driven world.
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The Agnes Pflumm science education novels are the flagship novels for Read for Science Publishing. They are being implemented nationwide as part of STE[A]M curriculum by teachers, homeschooling parents, and after school programs. New PFLUMMSTERS are popping up everywhere, eager to become part of tomorrow’s STEM workforce while they draw, laugh, journal, and perform STEM through the creative ARTS.
24 and 23 Make Me was a collaborative effort by high school senior, Julia Sacha, and Dr. Merrie Koester. Julia has beautifully illustrated the story of Grace, a teenager with Down's Syndrome, explaining the genetics behind how she came to be so special. Science teachers can use this book to explain the process of meiosis in a way that invites questions and promotes celebration of our differences. Youth groups and churches can rally around those like Grace when they participate in The SC Special Olympics. In Charleston, SC, Julia and Dr. Koester have sponsored "Team Grace" to support the real live Grace and her friends for the local Special Olympics. The message? Different is special is great!