The 8 major projects included are fun and engaging, and also appropriate for a wide range of grade and ability levels. Each project covers the materials, time, and supervision needed as well as additional resources for learners to explore (broken down by grade level). Plus, explicit science, math, and engineering connections are made for each project as well (including connections to the NGSS and CCSS).
The 8 projects include:
- How does your garden grow?
- What’s cooking?
- Oh my stars!
- How’s the weather?
- Short circuit.
- Catching the vibe with sound waves.
- It’s a Zoo in Here!
- Going viral.
And while these activities are well-suited for the pandemic and our current education landscape, it’s also clear that distance and online learning are not going away any time soon. Even for educators returning to the classroom, these activities will still work well.
Plus, for parents and caregivers looking to have fun at home with additional STEM activities and lessons, this book is an excellent resource.
Overall, I highly recommend this book for elementary STEM educators and families looking to add a little more STEM into their lives!