Elementary teachers have little time in their day to insert another initiative. Everyday STEM Professional Development Units guide teachers in connecting STEM concepts within their everyday lessons and activities.
This professional development unit builds upon Everyday STEM Unit 4 and other previous units that focused on the design process, structures, and tools. Unit 5 takes a close look at materials. Learn the scope of materials available to us and how important they are, how materials have been used and developed throughout history, and how to identify different materials.
Then, discover how to apply this information in the elementary classroom using studies of ancient civilizations and modern communities; a Curious George storybook; word connections; and science, math, and design activities.
This unit contains materials for hosting a 90-minute local workshop that is perfect for both new and seasoned teachers who want to integrate STEM in their classrooms.
Recommended but not included:
- Additional copies of Children’s Engineering: A Handbook for Elementary Educators – one per workshop participant