Evan-Moor Skill Sharpeners STEAM, Grade PreK
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Engage young children in solving real-world problems with Skill Sharpeners: STEAM. STEAM is an approach to project-based learning that uses science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics to engage children in empathizing, thinking critically, collaborating, and coming up with solutions to solve real-world problems.
Skill Sharpeners: STEAM is where creativity meets academics. Each unit includes a fun hands-on STEAM project that encourages children to enjoy the journey of creating and sharing his or her solution to help create a better world. Skill Sharpeners: STEAM activity books for preschool are organized around 9 real-world topics related to the environment, the Earth, people and cultures, and social and emotional learning. Topics include themes such as:
- Germs STEAM task: Create a hand-washing song that is 20 seconds long
- Helping Others STEAM task: Make a plan to help people and animals in your community
- Sun Safety STEAM task: Build something to give shade to your toys
- Bullies STEAM task: Write a story and do a puppet show about how bullies hurt others
- Bees STEAM task: Make a bee nest box to help give bees a safe home
Each unit includes a grade-appropriate story or nonfiction reading article, a STEAM task to solve, and activities that provide an integrated approach to learning:
- Science: important concepts and vocabulary related to the unit’s theme
- Technology: models about how technology is applied in the real world Engineering: examples of engineering solutions in the world
- Art: creative solutions through art projects
- Math: math operations to figure out solutions
Plus, each title includes a career spotlight that highlights specific careers related to the topic, supply list for each STEAM task, bonus STEAM puzzle, certificate of completion, parent guide with teaching tips and an answer key. Skill Sharpeners: STEAM creates entertaining and fun activities that get children thinking and learning without even realizing it. Every Skill Sharpeners workbook now includes a free downloadable Teaching Guide! Skill Sharpeners: STEAM Teaching Guides include how to use directions for approaching STEAM education, sample pacing guide to complete lessons and activities, teaching suggestions with STEAM rubric and graphic organizers, extension activities that include literature suggestions, virtual field trips, and discussion guides to deepen children’s connections and understanding.
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