Smart Start: STEM, Grade PreK EMC 9925

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EMC Number: 9925

Page Count: 128

EAN: 9781629385396

Engage your child in fun hands-on projects that develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills. The STEM challenges and activities encourage your child to think creatively and explore different ideas to solve problems. Parents act as facilitators, guiding their children through the problem-solving process.

Each unit includes stories and practice pages that help children understand science concepts and provide a foundation for completing each STEM challenge. A STEM journal activity helps guide children through the engineering design process: plan, create, test, and record.   
Topics within each STEM challenge target earth, life, and physical science. Each unit covers a specific scientific concept and includes:

  • Science Story: Introduces each science concept
  • Practice Activities: Support children’s understanding
  • STEM Story: Fictional story with a problem to solve
  • STEM Challenge: Hands-on activity to solve a problem
  • STEM Journal: Provides a planning outline to help complete the challenge activity
Includes answer key.
PreK STEM skills include:
  • Visual discrimination
  • Fine motor skills
  • Comparisons
  • Letter formation
  • Sequencing
PreK activities incorporate scientific concepts such as:
Physical science
  • Shapes and sizes
  • Magnets
  • Floating/sinking
Life science
  • Animals
  • Plants
  • People grow and change
Earth science
  • Rocks
  • Weather
  • Air

Use Smart Start: STEM for enrichment at home and help your child develop lifelong critical thinking skills.

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Introducing kids to the wonders of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics is the goal of the STEM program, which has already become a huge part of curriculums across public and private school systems. ...Read more >>

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