Clouds a STEAM Fun4Kids Lesson
Early Childhood Education, Elementary Science, STEAM, STEM Education, The Arts

Clouds: A Sensory Observation

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

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Crickets A STEAMFun4Kids Lesson
Early Childhood Education, Elementary Science, Preschool, STEAM, STEM 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

Beets STEAM Fun4Kids Lesson
Early Childhood Education, Education, Elementary Science, Mathematics, STEM Education, The Arts

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

Sunflowers STEAM Fun4Kids Lesson
Education, Mathematics, Preschool, Science, STEM Education

Sunflowers: A Science & Math Observation Lab

Scientists use their senses to observe and formulate questions. In this lesson a first grade class observes sunflower heads. WOW [Wonderful Object of Wonder]: 5 large sunflower heads and 1 sunflower still on its stem. Objectives:  Children will name their senses and then use them to make observations and create questions (Linguistic, physical, cognitive, and creative… Continue reading Sunflowers: A Science & Math Observation Lab