Checkout STEM

Activities and information about how to create checkout kits designed to support the development of literacy and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) experiences for K-3 children and their families. The activity guides utilize the Experiential Learning Model to assist in the development of STEM process skills. This model encourages children to first DO an activity, REFLECT on the activity and then APPLY knowledge learned to other life experiences. Each activity guide first encourages the reading of a fiction book to help focus the experience around a problem or theme. This is then followed by a variety of hands-on STEM experiences or STEM play (DO). Then children and their families are encouraged to discuss the experience and learn more about the topic by reading a nonfiction text (REFLECT/APPLY). Seven activity guides focus on the following topics: Bee and Me, Curious Coding, Fabulous Five Senses, Super Slinky, Building Bridges, Humpty Dumpty, and Magic Eye. 

Delivery Modes: After School, School,

Priority Areas: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Grades: K, 1, 2, 3,