STEM and STEAM lessons for engaging our youngest learners from 3-8 years old. Lessons written for early childhood educators and learning coaches. Each lesson includes directions and explanation of the STEM behind the lessons. Many of these lessons can also be used with students in elementary, middle, and high school with few modifications.

These STEM lessons for early childhood educators use a format developed by The STEMAZing Project with collaborators from Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago through the Organization of American States’ Inter-American Teacher Education Network program. It has been further refined by STEMAZing Teacher Leaders, Amanda McPherson and Carmen Barnes.

Coding

Coding

Lesson using coding and computational thinking. Mostly offline examples which do no require computers ...
Colors and Art (STEAM)

Colors and Art (STEAM)

Lessons about color from the real primary colors to mixing paint and light to create new colors and more ...
Density

Density

Lessons all about density - sinking and floating ...
Engineering

Engineering

Lessons for young engineers to build, explore, and improve their designs ...
Magnets

Magnets

Lessons about how magnets attract and repel, using them to mine for iron, and more ...
Mathematics

Mathematics

Lessons focused on skill development - counting, addition & subtraction, measurement & data, and geometry ...
Noticing and Wondering

Noticing and Wondering

Lessons which focus on asking questions, making observations, and wondering like a scientist ...
Pepper's Pyramid hack atop a cell phone screen

Pepper’s Pyramid Projector

Turn your cell phone or tablet into a 3D hologram-like projector using plastic you would normally recycle. Reuse flat clear plastic to give this old physics trick a high tech twist. Less ecologically friendly, but ...
Plants and Gardening

Plants and Gardening

Lessons about growing plants from seeds to blooms and fruit ...
Rocks and Minerals

Rocks and Minerals

Lessons about geology, especially the different kinds of rocks and minerals ...
Solar System

Solar System

Lessons about Earth, the Moon, the Sun, and more ...
Sound

Sound

Lessons about sound from screaming balloon to jumping cupcake sprinkles, a Star Wars sound machine, and more ...
Weather

Weather

Lessons about weather from thunder, lightening, and rain to tornadoes and more! Photo above by Carmen Barnes ...

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