Smithsonian Readers


Challenge students to explore, collaborate, and solve problems through hands-on, minds-on learning.

  • Strengthen literacy skills and content-area knowledge with high-interest readers and easy-to-implement lessons
  • Learn to apply the engineering design process to solve real-world problems
  • Promote the 4 Cs: communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity
  • Make career connections with career advice from Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields
  • Develop digital literacy skills with Interactiv-eBooks
  • Support English language learners and model fluency with professional audio recordings

In the Classroom

  1. High-interest, leveled readers
  2. Hands-on STEAM challenges
  3. Teacher-friendly lessons
  4. Interactive digital resources

Integrate Technology

Interactiv-eBooks and audio recordings enhance the reading experience and build 21st century skills. Chromebook compatible!

Integrate Technology
Educator Approved

Educator Approved

Read what educators are saying about Smithsonian STEAM Readers from Teacher Created Materials!

Choose Level / Topic