Welcome. My job is to investigate every day mysteries. Where do bugs go? How do refrigerators work? I get to ask lots of questions and read a lot, then I write. I also get to visit classrooms and libraries and talk about what I found out. It is a very cool job. Let me know what you think.
Come out to the Greenbelt branch of the Prince George’s County Memorial Library on June 25, 2014 to hear me speak about science writing for … Continue reading
We started at a lovely presentation in Charlevoix, Michigan’s beautiful library. If you ever have a chance to see this library stop and take a … Continue reading
I hadn’t tracked the Kirtland’s Warbler book for a month. I was teaching camp and working on the newspaper. But I did get to do … Continue reading
My new book arrived yesterday. This is the story of the Kirtland’s Warbler, a tiny bird that lives near fire most of the time. I … Continue reading
A long time ago, I became fascinated by the mechanics of living in a city. I wanted to know what happened when you flushed a … Continue reading
A CD-Rom based, environmental encyclopedia with hundreds of articles, games, data sets, and movies. It came out in 1996, and won a Parents’ Choice Award. … Continue reading
From the tallest mountains in the world, to the rich flora-filled valleys, this book walks you through the changing biomes of Himalayas. (World Wildlife Fund, … Continue reading
America’s Investment in the Future NSF’s 50th Anniversary Book Government Printing Office (2000) As part of a team of writers and editors I wrote several … Continue reading
I’m also an editor. Here are some of my books: (Lowell House Juvenile, 2001) Here are some of my publications … Continue reading
Christmas Cards Christmas Cards” was written by Amy S. Hansen and the children of Greenbelt Community Church and first presented in 2005. I worked with … Continue reading
I was also staff writer and editor of Frontiers, the publication of the National Science Foundation. Here is an article from when they went online … Continue reading
Off the Grid A family of four tries to use only the electricity they can produce themselves for a whole month. By Amy S. Hansen, … Continue reading
How Bats “See” at Night on the Highlights For Children web page … Continue reading
Bugsicles Readings College Park Arts Exchange, College Park, Maryland
How Things Work
Take Apart Parties
- I am thrilled to be invited to be one of the SURPRISE AUTHORS (shh!) celebrating 20 years of this very cool indy bookstore in Petoskey, MI
- August 3, 6-9 pm
Amy and illustrator Lucy Dirksen received a Work In Progress grant from Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council. We read from stories and asked students to think about what they heard and draw the characters.
Here’s what NASA says:
NASA’s “Touch the Earth” takes a multimedia approach to teach middle school students about the Earth’s biomes — areas on Earth with similar climate, soil and vegetation — using sound and visual aids, tactile and colored graphics, large print and Braille. It was developed for Blind and Deaf users as well as students who learn best with a multimedia approach, and was published with the support of NASA Headquarters’ Office of Earth Science Education programs.
To read more about the book, click on the book. To go to the online version, click on globe.
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