Thursday, December 10, 2015

Teaching STEM in the Early Years

Teaching STEM in the Early Years: Activities for Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics by Sally Moomaw. (2013). St. Paul, MN: Redleaf Press. 978-1-60554-121-1.

Stimulate and engage children's thinking as you integrate STEM experiences throughout your classroom. These engaging, developmentally appropriate activities maximize children's learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Each experience combines at least two STEM disciplines and incorporates materials and situations that are interesting and meaningful to children. Use this book to discover the many possibilities for teaching STEM to young children, including ideas for

  • Learning centers
  • Cooking, art, music, block play, and sensory table activities
  • Outdoor time
  • A project-centered curriculum
  • Quick activities that require minimal preparation
  • Field trips
With the growing focus on early childhood mathematics and science, this book is a much-needed resource for every early childhood classroom. It will encourage you to think differently about STEM education, and you will see how easy it is to accommodate curriculum goals and learning standards in math and science activities. 

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