Ready to Power Your Classroom with Some STEAM Thinking?

Welcome to the official virtual headquarters for the “STEAM-powered” adventures of Sydney and Simon! Sydney & Simon are two young sibling scientists who LOVE creative problem-solving, exploring science & engineering, and who “show what they know” through writing, art and song. Together, they bring to life the STEAM approach, which uses the arts and creativity to enhance STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math.)  

We hope you enjoy book #1 in the series called Full STEAM Ahead, in which Sydney and Simon use their creativity to rescue their flowers that are wilting during a heat wave in Wonder Falls.  We hope the the extension activities on this site help your bring STEAM thinking to life in your classroom.  Weve even got instructions on how to make your own water pump just like our curious duo do! 

As pioneering advocates of adding the “A” (Arts) to "STEM" (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math,) Peter and I came up with STEAM manifesto back in 2006, and have advocated for arts integration into these disciplines every since.  We’re now excited to be able to use the power of story to bring this critical approach to classrooms around the world - starting at the early elementary level.  We hope this book series inspires teachers, students and parents to be curious, creative problem-solvers in STEM and all subject areas  - and to use those talents & gifts to make the world a better place.

Ready to journey with you and your students . . . Full STEAM ahead! 


Peter & Paul Reynolds

P.S. Special thanks to the wonderful folks at Charlesbridge Publishing, Reading Is Fundamental and National Writing Project for helping bring this project to life!  And get ready for book #2 in the series - GOING GREEN! 

Sydney & Simon: Full STEAM Ahead Book Reviews 

“Inspiration for young scientists, artists and inventors.”  — Kirkus Reviews

"Many a young artist, inventor, & idea enthusiast will find plenty to enjoy in this early chapter book" — School Library Journal

Get the First Book in the Sydney & Simon Series:  Full STEAM Ahead!

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