Amy Hansen photo 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.


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Some of My Books

Earth Explorer

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

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Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council Work In Progress grant

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.

Amy and Rena in classroom Lucy in 3rd grade classAmy (left) and Lucy (right) in Greenbelt Elementary School’s third grade classrooms March 2012.

Touch the Earth went Digital!

Touch the EarthHere’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.

picture of Earth from space

To read more about the book, click on the book. To go to the online version, click on globe.

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