Do you remember science when you were in grade school? What was your favorite science memory? Chances are it was NOT a day you read science facts in a book. More than likely, it was an engaging experiment or project that you were able to participate in! These are the same experiences that I want to bring to our inquisitive, eager mini scientists who can’t get enough of science! My students are comprised of students from many diverse ethnicities, economic backgrounds, and families. One thing that binds them together, however, is a drive to explore, create, and problem solve through exciting hands-on science activities! By providing intriguing science opportunities, we allow their minds to stretch where we didn’t know they could stretch. We allow their creativity to flow where we didn’t know it could flow, and we allow new questions to form in their brains that encourage them to want to learn more.
When this STEM cart gets rolled into our Kindergarten classes, it will bring cheers from our budding scientists! As students build: a coding program for Botley robot to follow, a robot caterpillar that follows their hands with Cubelets, a snowman whose ears light up with Squishy Circuits ,a bridge with the Duplo Legos, and an obstacle course for Sphero to run through, so too, will they be building up their problem solving and creativity skills.
As Jim Rohan was quoted as saying, " Whatever good things we build end up building us." By using these resources on our STEM cart, we will be building future scientists who are inspired to learn science just for the pure joy of learning!
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