STEM Learning with Young Children: Inquiry Teaching with Ramps and Pathways
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This teacher's guide provides the background information, STEM concepts, and strategies needed to successfully implement an early STEM curriculum (Ramps and Pathways) with young children, ages 3-8. R&P actively engages young children in designing and building ramp structures using wooden cove molding, releasing marbles on the structures, and observing what happens. Children use logical-mathematical thinking and problem-solving skills as they explore science concepts related to motion, force, and energy.
Counsel, Shelly; Escalada, Lawerence; Geiken, Rosemary; Sander, Melissa; Uhlenburg, Jill; Van Meeteren, Beth Dykstra; Yoshizawa, Sonia; and Zan, Betty. (Authors). 2015. STEM Learning with Young Children: Inquiry Teaching with Ramps and Pathways. Early Childhood Education. New York, NY: Teachers College Press. ISBN: 9780807757499 https://www.amzn.com/0807757497