Book Title: STEM Through the Months - Fall Edition (Volume 2)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Author: Gary Carnow
Packed with activities that are perfect for September, October and November, clever kids and their parents and teachers will enjoy these lessons and unit STEM/STEAM ideas anytime of the year. Using monthly-themed events as a springboard and the maker movement for inspiration, elementary students build cross-curricular connections as they explore STEM - Science, Technology, Math and Engineering. Use these ideas for any day of the week, any week of the month or any month of the year. Primarily aimed for students in grades two through six, these lessons and projects are easily adopted and adapted for learners of all ages. The lessons have been classroom-tested and will provide enjoyable learning experiences in a variety of learning environments: home schooling; after-school programs; scouting; gifted and talented programs; extra-curricular clubs; adult ESL classes; and senior citizen activities. Inside you will find three jam-packed months of STEM/STEAM lessons, projects and poetry. Drawing on the inner poet in every child and the “let me do-it-myself” nature inherent in all learners, the activities and lessons will help your students earn an A for the Arts and will bring STEAM to your STEM initiatives. Your budding scientists, mathematicians and engineers will practice creative and inventive thinking skills as they develop throughout the year. These materials focus on science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics. Elementary kids love the core poetry lessons and learning about famous poets. Their poems integrate easily with your STEM and common core focus. From our teaching experience, we have learned that some teachers are uncomfortable introducing how to write poetry. You will be amazed how easily these classroom-tested activities will assist young poets discover the joy of writing their own poetry. We hope that you have access to some classroom or school technology. As technology using educators, we know that technology enriches the classroom experience. For over thirty years, students and teachers have used technology tools to add exciting dimensions and high interest to classroom work. We have specifically designed these activities and projects to be enriched through the use of technology, however it is not a pre-requisite. Paper, pencils and other common classroom supplies will suffice. If you have access to a few computers and a printer, great, we believe strongly in using what you have. There is no need to go out and buy the latest and greatest.