by Marnie Forestieri and Debby Mitchell
Parents are eager to help their children learn, but teaching young children complicated scientific and mathematical concepts can be intimidating. Simple STEAM helps parents realize they don’t need to be engineers or scientists to support STEAM learning.
Help children explore STEAM concepts with fun and engaging activities. Discover STEAM learning opportunities in everyday activities and experiences. Prepare children for kindergarten and build crucial 21st-century learning skills including collaboration, communication, creativity, problem-solving, curiosity, and critical thinking.
By Marnie Forestieri
Part of the Grow with STEAM series. Colorful, 'real picture,' board book that introduces children and their families to our bodies using STEAM concepts (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math). Developed with renowned early childhood educators who specialize in STEAM learning, the vocabulary is carefully selected from the STEAM curriculum, choosing words that encourage conversation, activity, and fun.
By Deirdre Englehart, Debby Mitchell, Junie Albers-Biddle, Kelly Jennings-Towle , and Marnie Forestieri
Most early childhood teachers are using learning centers in the classroom, but do not approach them in ways that fully support a variety of learning opportunities. This book approaches learning centers through the STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) lens and shares how themes can be integrated into centers to promote creativity and high-level thinking.
This complete Archaeologist STEM kit offers over 40 Archaeologist materials including tools, artifacts, and uniform. Children can step into the role of a scientist when they participate in a small scale dig using the shovel and rake to find items such as bones, ancient plate pieces, and fossils. The grid and grid numbers help children as they chart and record the items into the artifact journal.
Continue the journey into STEM discovery with the challenge and literacy cards that offer activities, tips, and ideas to extend the scientific learning across all domains. Learning is further enhanced with two included song downloads and an archaeology book.
This Civil Engineer STEM kit offers hands-on learning experiences that encourage children to build, analyze, and revise multiple engineering projects and ideas. Bridge and building blueprints as well as fundamental materials are included that will encourage children to evaluate the efficiency of different building materials, create new concepts, and plan effective designs.
Additional projects are suggested on the challenge cards as well as extended ideas, tips, and discussion topics on the literacy cards. Additional features are an engineering book and two song downloads.
Children will learn to observe, study, and protect the environment with the Environmental Scientist STEM Kit. Multiple hands-on experiments and learning activities are included, along with all the necessary materials. Children will be inspired to test water samples, collect a variety of nature samples, study pollution, and more. A variety of air, water, and land experiences are suggested on the included challenge cards.
Additional tips, facts, and interactive topics are suggested on the literacy cards. The learning continues with an Environmental Scientist book and two song downloads.