Skill Sharpeners: STEAM - Grade K

Skill Sharpeners: STEAM - Grade K

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Item #: 017169
ISBN: 9781645140795
Grades: K

Publisher Description:

Engage young 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 kindergarten 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:

Instruments STEAM task: Write steps to make an original instrument; Make an original instrument.

Plastic Bags STEAM task: Make an original reusable bag.

Screen Time STEAM task: Make an original game and explain how to play it.

Feelings STEAM task: Make a book to show different feelings.

Old Playground STEAM task: Make a model of a playground children will want to visit.

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

Parent guide with teaching tips

Answer key

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

Category Description for Skill Sharpeners: STEAM:

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

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All the Evan Moor books have been very engaging for our Kindergartner.
Arial B on Jan 24, 2022
I saw it in the Christmas catalog
User on Nov 26, 2015
All the Evan Moor books have been very engaging for our Kindergartner.
Arial B on Jan 24, 2022
My daughters love Lego Friends!
Angelique C on Nov 27, 2015
I saw it in the Christmas catalog
User on Nov 26, 2015
My daughters love Lego Friends!
Angelique C on Nov 27, 2015
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There's not much to say here- it's LEGO, so you pretty much already know what you're signing up for with this purchase. The story is cute, but it isn't told really well and it feels somewhat fragmented (that's not LEGO's specialty, obviously!). The builds are fun, but you have to ruin what you create during the 1st chapter to build the stuff to go along with the 2nd chapter and so on.
December 30, 2015
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