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March 22, 2021
Evan-Moor Launches New Skill Sharpeners: STEAM Activity Book for Project-Based Learning

The project-based learning activities engage children in grades PreK–6 to solve real-world problems, preparing them for the challenges they will face in the future.

MONTEREY, CA (March 22, 2021)—Evan-Moor Educational Publishers, a leader in PreK–8 supplemental educational materials, has just released a new addition to their most popular activity book series: Skill Sharpeners. Skill Sharpeners: STEAM full-color activity books (for grades PreK–6) encourage children to integrate the fields of science, technology, engineering, art and math with creative and hands-on STEAM tasks. The STEAM challenges included in this series relate learning topics to real-world problems that influence the environment, the Earth, people and cultures, and social and emotional health. The STEAM tasks engage children in empathizing with people around the world and encourage them to thinking critically about how to solve current issues facing our world today.

“We are excited to nurture students’ abilities to empathize, understand important issues in the world around them, and empower them to be problem-solvers and solution-finders who tap into their knowledge and creativity to make a difference. We believe that STEAM Education makes learning even more meaningful and supports students in exploring and sharing their unique gifts and talents.”
-Lisa Vitarisi Mathews, Publisher, Evan-Moor Educational Publishers

Evan-Moor’s Skill Sharpeners: STEAM books are where creativity meets academics. Fun, and challenging learning activities nurture children’s problem-solving skills, and are ideal for learning at home and in the classroom. Every Skill Sharpeners: STEAM activity book includes a grade-appropriate story or nonfiction article, a STEAM task, as well as additional activities that provide an integrated approach to learning:

Science: important concepts/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

Free downloadable Teaching Guides are included for each grade level. 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

Included with each activity book are certificates of completion, a bonus STEAM puzzle, supply list, and an answer key.

Download free printable activities from Evan-Moor’s Skill Sharpeners: STEAM workbooks here.

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