Creating STEM Kits for the Classroomby: Kimberly Carroll and Catherine Scott

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Preservice teachers design developmentally appropriate science lessons and gain STEM experience.

Grades
  • Elementary
Publication Date
9/1/2017

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Reviews (4)
  • on Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:08 PM

I enjoyed this article...it was helpful in getting STEM kits together for my classroom.

Christy  (Sherman, TX)
Christy (Sherman, TX)

  • on Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:54 PM

This article has merit because it gives a great introduction to STEM lessons, offering ideas on how to plan for and implement these within a Pre-K – 3 classroom. For a teacher who is not confident in doing STEM lessons, this is a valuable article. It offers ideas on how to plan a STEM lesson while keeping in mind not only content knowledge but developmental pre requisites, as well as assessment ideas. This is a motivating article because it explains how teachers can “get started” with STEM lessons as well as showing what STEM looks like in a classroom. It offers a breakdown of several different STEM activities that were carried out within a K-3 classroom, explaining each step by step and explaining scenarios that came up within each lesson. It gives ideas on making the preparation work easier for teachers doing STEM lessons, with the idea of using pre-made STEM kits. Pre-made STEM kits are a great starting point for teachers new to STEM lessons. This article is relevant for elementary teachers who want to learn and gain confidence in teaching STEM lessons. It even sheds light on concerns teachers may have with STEM lessons and how to deal with those concerns. Great article!

Kim
Kim

  • on Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:54 PM

This article has merit because it gives a great introduction to STEM lessons, offering ideas on how to plan for and implement these within a Pre-K – 3 classroom. For a teacher who is not confident in doing STEM lessons, this is a valuable article. It offers ideas on how to plan a STEM lesson while keeping in mind not only content knowledge, but developmental pre requisites, as well as assessment ideas. This is a motivating article because it explains how teachers can “get started” with STEM lessons as well as showing what STEM looks like in a classroom. It offers a breakdown of several different STEM activities that were carried out within a K-3 classroom, explaining each step by step and explaining scenarios that came up within each lesson. It gives ideas on making the preparation work easier for teachers doing STEM lessons, with the idea of using pre-made STEM kits. Pre-made STEM kits are a great starting point for teachers new to STEM lessons. This article is relevant for elementary teachers who want to learn and gain confidence in teaching STEM lessons. It even sheds light on concerns teachers may have with STEM lessons and how to deal with those concerns. Great article!

Kim
Kim

  • on Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:54 PM

This article has merit because it gives a great introduction to STEM lessons, offering ideas on how to plan for and implement these within a Pre-K – 3 classroom. For a teacher who is not confident in doing STEM lessons, this is a valuable article. It offers ideas on how to plan a STEM lesson while keeping in mind not only content knowledge, but developmental pre requisites, as well as assessment ideas. This is a motivating article because it explains how teachers can “get started” with STEM lessons as well as showing what STEM looks like in a classroom. It offers a breakdown of several different STEM activities that were carried out within a K-3 classroom, explaining each step by step and explaining scenarios that came up within each lesson. It gives ideas on making the preparation work easier for teachers doing STEM lessons, with the idea of using pre-made STEM kits. Pre-made STEM kits are a great starting point for teachers new to STEM lessons. This article is relevant for elementary teachers who want to learn and gain confidence in teaching STEM lessons. It even sheds light on concerns teachers may have with STEM lessons and how to deal with those concerns. Great article!

Kim
Kim


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