Teaching kindergartners STEM can be so much fun! There are so many great picture books out there and simple STEM activities that can facilitate learning...why not give it a try! Here are some easy steps to follow:
2. Use simple materials that are easy to gather and lay out! I use Jenga, popsicle sticks, cardboard, and wooden blocks a lot! There are easy to lay out and the kids find so many different ways to use them! The materials are endless. However, I like to see what I can recycle or reuse from our student breakfast program, or school recycling such as toilet paper rolls and milk cartons! The Dollar Store is great for inexpensive items as well!
|Here the students are using blocks, cardboard and tubes! Easy...Peazy...Lemon Squeezy!|
All it takes is a great book...simple materials...and great inquiry based questions. Leaving it up to the students to create...explore...and learn!
|STEM-tastic learning by kindergartners when you give them a little time to be creative!|