Skill Sharpeners: STEAM - Grade 6
Engage children in solving real-world problems with Skill Sharpeners: STEAM. STEAM is an approach to project-based learning that uses science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics to engage children in empathizing, thinking critically, collaborating, and coming up with solutions to solve real-world problems.
Skill Sharpeners: STEAM is where creativity meets academics. Each unit includes a fun hands-on STEAM project that encourages children to enjoy the journey of creating and sharing his or her solution to help create a better world.
Skill Sharpeners: STEAM activity books for grade 6 are organized around 9 real-world topics related to the environment, the Earth, people and cultures, and social and emotional learning. Topics include themes such as:
Misinformation STEAM task: Plan and record a podcast episode.
No Transportation STEAM task: Create an instructional manual that tells how to revamp an old bicycle.
Handwashing STEAM task: Create an original game to help children learn effective handwashing and record people playing the game.
Bullying STEAM task: Plan and record a training video of a scripted scene to show how SEL can help students resolve conflicts.
Nowhere to Skate STEAM task: Design and construct a 3-D model of a skate park.
Each unit includes a grade-appropriate story or nonfiction reading article, a STEAM task to solve, and activities that provide an integrated approach to learning:
Science: important concepts and vocabulary related to the unit’s theme
Technology: models about how technology is applied in the real world
Engineering: examples of engineering solutions in the world
Art: creative solutions through art projects
Math: math operations to figure out solutions
Plus, each title includes a:
Career spotlight that highlights specific careers related to the topic
Supply list for each STEAM task
Bonus STEAM puzzle
Certificate of completion
Skill Sharpeners: STEAM creates entertaining and fun activities that get children thinking and learning without even realizing it.
Every Skill Sharpeners workbook now includes a free downloadable Teaching Guide! Skill Sharpeners: STEAM Teaching Guides include:
How to Use directions for approaching STEAM education
Sample pacing guide to complete lessons and activities
Teaching suggestions with STEAM rubric and graphic organizers
Extension activities that include literature suggestions, virtual field trips, and discussion guides to deepen children’s connections and understanding
Science, technology, engineering, ART and math activities you can easily work into your school week to encourage creative, critical thinking and problem solving. Students are presented with age appropriate, real-world problems to solve. Topics may include: world water supply, homeless animals, bullying, germs, playgrounds for all, wildfires, clutter and loads more. Each book has 9 units, with clear instructions and an answer key in the back. NOT reproducible. 144 pages. ~Sara