Hands-On STEAM Explorations for Young Learners: Problem-Based Investigations for Preschool to Second Grade uses popular children's nursery rhymes to explore STEAM concepts through minds-on, hands-on investigations. Children ages 4-8 and their teachers will love this twist on familiar old nursery rhymes. Children will enjoy problem solving and tinkering as they discover and explore. Baa, Baa, Black Sheep insists that she hides more colors in the drawn lines of her black wool. Test to find out if it is possible for black to be more than one color. How might you make Old King Cole's fiddle using cardboard boxes and rubber bands? Teachers will appreciate the easy-to-follow layout, connections to advanced learning, and easy-to-access materials in each investigation. Innovation, wonder, and fun are at the heart of each of these explorations.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Encouraging Big Ideas From Little Learners Teacher's Lesson Guide Exploration 1 Hickory, Dickory, Dock: Friction Exploration 2 Did You Ever See a Lassie?: Relative Location Exploration 3 Hey Diddle Diddle: Gravity and Actions/Reactions Exploration 4 Rock-a-Bye, Baby: Potential and Kinetic Energy Exploration 5 Miss Mary Mack: Simple Machines Exploration 6 London Bridge: Engineering Exploration 7 Old King Cole: Sound and Vibration Exploration 8 Five Little Speckled Frogs: Buoyancy Exploration 9 Star Light, Star Bright: Density Exploration 10 Baa, Baa, Black Sheep: Color and Chromatography References Appendix: Nursery Rhyme STEAM Challenge Cards About the Author
Allison Bemiss has worked to encourage innovative thinking in early childhood and elementary-age children for nearly 15 years, while serving as a teacher, interventionist, and education consultant.