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young girl putting together a 3D block puzzles using blocks
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Young Children
May 1, 2020

Learning Engineering through Block Play: STEM in Preschool

In recent years, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) have been increasingly emphasized for elementary-age children, and this trend should extend into preschool too. Blocks—a fundamental material found in almost all early childhood se

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Authored by: Zachary S. Gold James Elicker Barbara A. Beaulieu
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Young Children
May 1, 2020

Transforming Our Community with STEAM

The preschool bucket brigade took place four weeks into an intensive study surrounding the unit Our Community. While this topic is very common in preschools, for these teachers, this community unit was almost all new. This was their first experience with

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Authored by: Lea Ann Christenson Jenny James
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Four-year-old Kurt created a family portrait for a project in his preschool classroom. He made sure to include his baby sister o
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Young Children
May 1, 2020

Nurturing Wonder: STEM Projects Bring Joy to the Classroom

When intentional teachers ask questions to expand children’s thinking and help them explore related vocabulary and concepts, children’s learning is enriched and their curiosity grows, fueling yet more inquiries.

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Authored by: Lisa Hansel
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2020

Breaking Down STEAM for Young Children

In early childhood, we encourage STEAM teaching to integrate these subject areas within a meaningful context.

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Authored by: Sandra M. Linder Angela Eckhoff
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2020

Explicando STEAM a los niños en edad escolar

In early childhood, we encourage STEAM teaching to integrate these subject areas within a meaningful context.

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Authored by: Sandra M. Linder Angela Eckhoff
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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2019

9x: Creating a Culturally Responsive STEAM Curriculum

The following tips can support you in creating a culturally responsive STEAM curriculum.

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Authored by: ​Anthony Broughton Michiko B. McClary
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Teacher reviewing STEM resources and activities online
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Young Children
July 1, 2019

To Pin or Not to Pin? Choosing, Using, and Sharing High-Quality STEM Resources

With an internet connection, teachers can access an almost infinite number of STEM resources, but how can they tell if the activities and lesson plans are high quality?

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Authored by: Sherri Peterson Cindy Hoisington Peggy Ashbrook Beth Dykstra Van Meeteren Rosemary Geiken Sonia Akiko Yoshizawa Sandy Chilton Joseph B. Robinson
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Teacher reviewing STEM resources and activities online
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Young Children
July 1, 2019

¿Utilizar o no utilizar Pintrest? Elegir, usar y compartir recursos STEM de alta calidad

With an internet connection, teachers can access an almost infinite number of STEM resources, but how can they tell if the activities and lesson plans are high quality?

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Authored by: Sherri Peterson Cindy Hoisington Peggy Ashbrook Beth Dykstra Van Meeteren Rosemary Geiken Sonia Akiko Yoshizawa Sandy Chilton Joseph B. Robinson
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Blog
April 22, 2019

Making and Tinkering at Home

Read about how this author helped her 4-year-old daughter create a tinkering space at home.

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Authored by: Julia Luckenbill
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Young Children
September 1, 2018

Growing in STEM. The Design Process: Engineering Practices in Preschool

In this article, we explain why engineering practices are an important part of early STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) learning and share examples of exploring engineering practices.

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Authored by: Jolyn Blank Stefanie Lynch
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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2017

Including All Children in Making and Tinkering!

With the open-ended experiences of making and tinkering, you can give a child like this access to a whole world of learning and expression.

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Authored by: Karen Nemeth Pamela Brillante
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