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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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

Sensory Lesson STEAM Fun4Kids
Education, Science, STEM Education

Being a Scientist: Sensory Observation Lab

Setting up a sensory observation lab We are born scientists. From birth children can see, smell, hear, touch, and taste.  Observations made with our senses are the foundation of scientific inquiry. So that is where we start... This activity can be done with children of any age. With very young children, it works best and is safest when an… Continue reading Being a Scientist: Sensory Observation Lab