Skill Sharpeners: STEAM, Grade PreK

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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 preschool 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:
• Germs STEAM task: Create a hand-washing song that is 20 seconds long.
• Helping Others STEAM task: Make a plan to help people and animals in your community.
• Sun Safety STEAM task: Build something to give shade to your toys.
• Bullies STEAM task: Write a story and do a puppet show about how bullies hurt others.
• Bees STEAM task: Make a bee nest box to help give bees a safe home.

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
Bonus feature: Each book includes a downloadable Teaching Guide ($19.99 value!) for using this series in a classroom or homeschool. The Teaching Guide provides instructional support, extension activities, and a sample pacing plan and template.

Skill Sharpeners: STEAM creates entertaining and fun activities that get children thinking and learning without even realizing it.