Brandy Sherrod is the STEAM English Language Arts teacher for 6th grade at Richmond Hill Middle School in coastal Georgia. She has taught at the middle school level for 12 years. She has also been an integral part of helping create curricula for multiple districts. Brandy continuously seeks ways to connect her love of reading and writing to science. She is an avid believer in interdisciplinary, hands-on learning.
The classic young adult novel The City Of Ember is a dystopian struggle for survival underneath the surface of the Earth. But what if they had made use of aquaponics and geothermal power? Find out in this claims, evidence, and reasoning STEM challenge that lives up to this novel’s compelling premise.