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Making and tinkering with STEM : solving design challenges with young children / Cate Heroman.

Heroman, Cate, (author.).

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Summary:

Can you build a sturdy house that is safe from the big, bad wolf? Imagine your dream car. What special features does it have? What can you use to create it? Teaching and learning STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) is more accessible than ever before! Children will be inspired, delighted, and challenged as they use everyday materials and STEM concepts to design and build solutions to problems faced by characters in their favorite books. This practical, hands-on resource includes: 25 engineering design challenges appropriate for children 3-8; Suggestions for creating a makerspace environment where children can tinker with materials, use tools to make creations, and improve on their ideas; A list of 100 picture books that encourage STEM-rich exploration and learning; Questions and ideas for expanding children's understanding of STEM concepts; A planning template so you can create your own design challenges. Using engaging children's books together with the guidance and ideas in this book to extend children's problem-solving skills and creative thinking--back cover.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Columbia Gorge Community College Library 372.21 HERO 2017 (Text) 39705000043876 New Book Shelf Book None 08/11/2020 Checked out 09/03/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781938113284
  • ISBN: 1938113284
  • Physical Description: 139 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 x 26 cm
  • Publisher: Washington, DC : National Association for the Education of Young Children/naeyc, [2017]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Item 1130"--Back cover.
"NAEYC Books"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-135).
Formatted Contents Note:
What you need to know about tinkering, making, and engineering. Design challenges : where story characters' problems meet the real world ; Is it tinkering, making, or engineering? ; Developing skills for design challenges ; Tinkering and making experiences ; Engineering experiences ; The learning environment ; Introducing design challenges ; Using high-tech materials and equipment ; Involving families ; Observing and assessing children's learning -- Design challenges. Baby bear's chair ; Beautiful buildings ; Box it! ; Bug city ; Build a bridge ; Crazy catapults ; Float your boat ; Gizmos galore ; Help! it's stuck! ; A house for The Three Little Pigs ; If the shoe fits ; Juice it! ; Move like and animal ; Paper airplanes ; Pet carrier ; Repurpose it! ; Roller coaster ; Squirrel-proof birdfeeder ; Strike up the band ; A sturdy nest ; Tower power ; Trouble with bubbles ; What a car! ; Wind wonders ; Yarn magic -- Appendix. Design challenge planning template ; Books and materials for design challenges -- Book list.
Summary, etc.:
Can you build a sturdy house that is safe from the big, bad wolf? Imagine your dream car. What special features does it have? What can you use to create it? Teaching and learning STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) is more accessible than ever before! Children will be inspired, delighted, and challenged as they use everyday materials and STEM concepts to design and build solutions to problems faced by characters in their favorite books. This practical, hands-on resource includes: 25 engineering design challenges appropriate for children 3-8; Suggestions for creating a makerspace environment where children can tinker with materials, use tools to make creations, and improve on their ideas; A list of 100 picture books that encourage STEM-rich exploration and learning; Questions and ideas for expanding children's understanding of STEM concepts; A planning template so you can create your own design challenges. Using engaging children's books together with the guidance and ideas in this book to extend children's problem-solving skills and creative thinking--back cover.
Subject: Early childhood education.
Science > Study and teaching (Early childhood) > Activity programs.
Technology > Study and teaching (Early childhood) > Activity programs.
Engineering > Study and teaching (Early childhood) > Activity programs.
Mathematics > Study and teaching (Early childhood) > Activity programs.
Books and reading.

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