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 starts learning and getting involved. As they team up with top notch scientists, engineers, mathematicians, geologists, and others, the kids soon learn that applied science can be fun! In Flood: Race Against Time,, the S.T.E.M. Squad rushes in to a flood area to help place sandbags, divert the flood waters, and more. But when a makeshift reservoir gives way, the kids find themselves trapped!