Smart Start STEM, Grade K

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Engage your child in hands-on projects that develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills. STEM challenges and activities encourage children to think creatively and explore different ideas to solve problems.

Engage your child in fun hands-on projects that develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills. The STEM challenges and activities encourage your child to think creatively and explore different ideas to solve problems. Parents act as facilitators, guiding their children through the problem-solving process.

Each unit includes stories and practice pages that help children understand science concepts and provide a foundation for completing each STEM challenge. A STEM journal activity helps guide children through the engineering design process: plan, create, test, and record.

Topics within each STEM challenge target earth, life, and physical science. Each unit covers a specific scientific concept and includes:
• Science Story: Introduces each science concept
• Practice Activities: Support children’s understanding
• STEM Story: Fictional story with a problem to solve
• STEM Challenge: Hands-on activity to solve a problem
• STEM Journal: Provides a planning outline to help complete the challenge activity
Includes answer key.


Kindergarten STEM skills include:

• Comparisons
• Letter formation
• Fine motor skills
• Cause and effect
• Visual discrimination
• Sequencing
• Inference

Kindergarten activities incorporate these scientific concepts:

Physical science
• Shapes, Sizes, and More
• Solids and Liquids
• Does the Magnet Stick?
• Wheels Do the Work

Life science
• What Plants Need
• What Animals Need
• Plant Parts
• Living Things
• People Grow and Change

Earth science
• Bodies of Water
• Seasons
• Rocks

Use Smart Start: STEM for enrichment at home and help your child develop lifelong critical thinking skills.

Science, technology, engineering, and math are cool! That is the goal of STEM education—getting students interested in these areas of study instead of becoming shy or anxious.

With the Smart Start: STEM kindergarten activity book from Evan-Moor, kindergarteners get introduced to these vital concepts early through fun, engaging stories, activities, and journal writing challenges they complete with their parents. Kids gain an understanding of intriguing life, earth, and physical science topics while learning critical and creative problem solving-skills. Because these skills are important in other academic areas, this Smart Start: STEM activity book is a helpful stepping stone for young learners.