Get children really excited about science with this action-packed book that puts S.T.E.M. principles (science, technology, engineering, and math) in kids' hands. When a rich patron funds a pilot program to get children involved in S.T.E.M. subjects, five students are hand-picked for the project. Some of the students are excited to be there, and some of them couldn't care less. They are led by their mysterious teacher, who may or may not be a spy. When disaster strikes, the S.T.E.M. Squad is called in to learn…and help. As they team up with top notch scientists, engineers, mathematicians, geologists, and others, the kids soon learn that applied science can be fun! In Blackout: Danger in the Dark, a night at the museum turns super scary! When the S.T.E.M. Squad has a sleepover in the Natural History Museum on the same night that a blackout hits, the kids must learn all about alternate energy optionsand fast!