Grades PreK - 3. Wondering how to incorporate science, technology, engineering, and math PLUS collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, and digital literacy into the curriculum? You can do it with project-based learning. These books contain units designed at developmentally appropriate levels that require students to think critically and to be proactive in their own education. Meanwhile, the teacher can continually assess what is being learned and make any necessary adjustments.
Grades K - 3. Applying the Standards: STEM Workbooks offer highly engaging STEM tasks. It includes a problem-solving rubric and guided pages that walk students through completing each step of the STEM process. Third graders will complete tasks in areas such as bubble geometry, engineering towers, inventions, and space physics. The Applying the Standards: STEM series emphasizes creativity and innovation in science, technology, engineering, and math. This is a series of six 64-page books for students… More »
Grades K - 3. These books are essential resources that will guide you through setting up, creating, and maintaining interactive notebooks for skill retention in the classroom. High-interest and hands-on, interactive notebooks effectively engage students in learning new concepts. Students are encouraged to personalize interactive notebooks to fit their specific learning needs by creating fun, colorful pages for each topic. With this note-taking process, students will learn organization, color coding,… More »
Grades 3 & up. A must-have resource, this book helps teachers guide students in communicating their scientific thinking through writing and speaking. Step-by-step strategies are provided for developing students' clear, concise writing and discussion skills about scientific concepts. Included in this resource are exemplar writing samples and a Digital Resource CD featuring student activity sheets and rubrics.
Curious children will discover their green thumbs with the fun-filled gardening activities in "The Budding Gardener"! With great ways for parents and their budding gardeners to create memories together, this book shows parents and children how to plant a seed and watch it grow, create a garden marker, make a spider web out of sweet pea seeds and bamboo, and beautify the garden with a stone path or rock tower. Perfect for children aged 3 to 6, this kid-friendly introduction to gardening… More »
Curious kids will delight in the joy of scientific discovery through the fifty fun activities in The Budding Scientist! This book is filled with great ways for you and your child to learn about how our world works. Create memories together as you make invisible ink, explore ice crystals, and investigate magnets. Perfect for children ages three to six, this fun-filled introduction to science features easy-to-follow instructions and easy-to-find materials that will help you satisfy your child's natural… More »
From 'Baby Bumblebee' to 'The Ants Go Marching', children will sing and learn about the insects they encounter in their own backyards. The enclosed CD features 21 fun songs, old favorites and originals. The book offers more than 250 activities that help children appreciate the wonderful world of bugs. All children love to sing and learn, so the book includes both English language learner strategies and special needs adaptations.
Parents are eager to help their children learn, but teaching young children complicated scientific and mathematical concepts can be intimidating. Simple STEAM helps parents realize they don't need to be engineers or scientists to support STEAM learning. Help children explore STEAM concepts with fun and engaging activities. Discover STEAM learning opportunities in everyday activities and experiences. Prepare children for kindergarten and build crucial 21st century learning skills, including collaboration,… More »
Young children are born scientists with an innate desire to analyze and investigate the world around them. Creative Investigations in Early Science helps educators expand and encourage young learners' inquisitive nature as they explore the physical, life, and earth sciences. Paperback. 100 pages.
While the visual and performing arts are powerful curricular companions to early STEM experiences, educators may not have the tools and resources to introduce art beyond painting and drawing. Creative Investigations in Early Art provides them with an inquisitive, explorative approach to boost young learners? creativity and critical-thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills through artistic expression. Paperback. 112 pages.
Grades 3 - 5. Teach scientific concepts and the inquiry process with hands-on investigations that improve students' critical thinking skills. Students will learn the scientific process and build content knowledge through collaborative group investigations. Scaffolded activities support differentiation and extension activities are included. Each Guide includes a Resource CD with reproducibles. 176 pages.
Grades K - 2. Teach scientific concepts and the inquiry process with hands-on investigations that improve students' critical thinking skills. Students will learn the scientific process and build content knowledge through collaborative group investigations. Scaffolded activities support differentiation and extension activities are included. Each Guide includes a Resource CD with reproducibles. 176 pages.