Engage 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 grade 1 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:• Trash STEAM task: Design and make a machine that will gather litter and help clean the community.• Playground STEAM task: Make a model of inclusive playground equipment.• Clean Water STEAM task: Create a water collector that filters water.• Butterflies STEAM task: Make a butterfly feeder that attracts butterflies to a garden.• Recess STEAM task: Make a game that uses music and movement.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 solutionsPlus, 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 • Answer keyBonus feature: Each book includes a downloadable Teaching Guide 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.
Skill Sharpeners Steam Grade 1
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