STEM for Little Sprouts – Connecting Science with Children’s Literature
Session Description (Make & Take):
Early childhood educators know that getting children excited about science is only part of the challenge. Today’s young learners need more than excitement and motivation – they need opportunities to actually DO more science on a daily basis.
Get ready for Steve Spangler to turbo-charge your sense of wonder and get your creative ideas flowing as he shares his best practices from classroom-tested activities that teach and motivate children to really do science.
Throughout the presentation, Steve explores a variety of techniques and presentation ideas for connecting science with popular children’s literature. Explore great science ideas that encourage children to “play with a purpose.” Learn how to use storyline elements to teach and reinforce fundamental building blocks of your science curriculum. You will uncover the secrets of developing your own unique presentation style that makes young learners want to learn more.
By the end of this session, you’ll be ready to create a collection of STEM experiences your scientists will never forget.
Millions of parents blame Steve Spangler for stains on their kitchen ceiling because of his famous Mentos and Diet Coke experiments. Steve is an Emmy award-winning television host and STEM educator who finds the most creative ways to make learning fun. His videos on social media have more than one billion views and his best-selling books and science kits are used around the globe to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.
Learn more at SteveSpangler.com or follow him on social – @stevespangler