3 tiered programming stem

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3 tiered programming stem

  1. 1. 3-Tiered Programming STEM/STEAM FROM PRESCHOOL THROUGH 5TH GRADE
  2. 2. Hi There Amy Holcomb Youth Technology Librarian Northbrook (IL) Public Library
  3. 3. STEM/STEAM Programs Math and Science Lab Ages 3-6 with an adult; offered ~6-8 times a year Science Explorers Grades 1 & 2; meets monthly Mad Scientists Grades 3-5; meets monthly
  4. 4. Program Budget Use what you have Recyclables are key Field your department, library Reuse supplies One program’s activities transfers to the others Invest in equipment that spans the age groups LEGO WeDo kits, Arduinos, Makey Makey kits
  5. 5. Math and Science Lab Includes storytime elements Begin with intro to topic Share book on topic Retell book Listening activity or dance to song Exploration Stations (3-5 options, always 1 take home)
  6. 6. Math and Science Lab Sample topics Food Human Body Weather Water Structures
  7. 7. Math and Science Lab
  8. 8. Science Explorers Most challenging age group Group activities with step-by-step guidance work best Encourage creativity over right/wrong Anything that erupts or explodes is a winner
  9. 9. Science Explorers Sample topics Salt water circuits Static electricity Candy science Bridges
  10. 10. Science Explorers
  11. 11. Mad Scientists Include demos related to main experiment Balance group activities with individual experiments Encourage real experimentation…guide with questions, prompts Heavier on tech components Rotate types of topics – tech, biology, chemistry, engineering Open to feedback
  12. 12. Mad Scientists Sample topics DNA Extraction from fruit Catapults and tallest structure competitions Angry Birds Live LEGO WeDo robotics with Scratch Bi-annual exploration stations What’s growing in the library? Science Trivia
  13. 13. Mad Scientists
  14. 14. Thank You! aholcomb@northbrook.info Twitter: @tulipsfromputin Tumblr: tulipsfromputin.tumblr.com

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