CLOUD MAGIC Multidisciplinary STEAM Experience Purpose: The purpose of this activity is to provide a shared sensory experience on which to build deep learning in the Sciences and the Arts. [Note: I presented this activity at the 2013 National Convention of the NAEYC.] Suitability: This activity is adaptable to many levels. It works well with preschoolers through… Continue reading Clouds: A Sensory Observation
Category: Early Childhood Education
An Observation of Crickets
A Child Meets Crickets: A One-on-One STEAM Experience Objective: Child will use her senses to learn more about crickets WOW A container of 10 crickets purchased from the pet store. I put them in the middle of a large under-bed tray [about 2 ft by 3 ft by 8 in. high]. CHILD OBSERVATION: At first Maria observed… Continue reading An Observation of Crickets
Wonderful Objects of Wonder WOW!
Observable & Measurable WOWs (Wonderful Objects of Wonder)* to use as inspiration for STEAM Activities The following list is only a few of the millions of things you can share with children to inspire scientific observation and questions, alert the senses, and nurture creativity. Remember to provide simple age appropriate observation and measuring tools. FOR… Continue reading Wonderful Objects of Wonder WOW!
Measurement Lab: Observing Beets
In this observation lab students are introduced to basic measuring tools: metric ruler, metric tape measure, balance scale and gram weights. The example lesson is drawn from a second grade class who have been presented with fresh beets to observe. However, this lesson can be done at any grade level using any type of engaging object… Continue reading Measurement Lab: Observing Beets
Think Like a Scientist
Here is a toe tapping song that highlights the things scientists do. Sing it to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Think Like a Scientist: The Science Song by Joan Koster Observation is the key. Scientists listen, touch, smell, and see. [use appropriate hand gestures – at end of line have students cover mouth and say… Continue reading Think Like a Scientist
STEM for Me and You
S.T.E.M. It's the hot new acronym for something that's been around for a long time. -Science -Technology -Engineering -Mathematics Join us as we help kids explore, experiment, measure, calculate, design, structure, and communicate about our universe. What you will find... STEM Projects for… Continue reading STEM for Me and You