Emily Hunt’s 15-Minute STEM Book 2: More quick, creative science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities for 5–11-year-olds offers a stimulating selection of easy-to-resource STEM activities designed to engage and inspire young learners.
Like most teachers and parents, you probably recognise STEM as being an important priority area for modern education. You may, however, be wondering:·
- What does STEM education look like for young learners?
- How do I get children excited about STEM education?
- How can children learn STEM skills in just 15 minutes?
- What equipment do I need to teach STEM activities?
Enter 15-minute STEM with the answers!
Full of engaging and practical ideas, this innovative resource builds on the success of Emily’s 15-Minute STEM (ISBN 978-178583335-9) and reassures teachers and parents that they don’t need to be experts to deliver high-quality STEM education.
Each of the 40 activities includes step-by-step instructions, takes just 15 minutes to complete and can be resourced from everyday materials found in the classroom or at home. This means that, with minimal preparation, teachers and parents can slot these cross-curricular activities into an otherwise busy day – simultaneously broadening children’s learning and piquing their curiosity about the world around them.
Accompanying instructions are phrased in a way that encourages the children to lead the learning and exploration, and opportunities for further investigation are provided in order to broaden the learning focus. Hand-drawn illustrations and full colour photographs are also included alongside each activity to give an idea of what the end results might look like.
The activities make connections to real-world scenarios and have been linked to conceptually similar STEM-related careers – all of which are individually profiled in a glossary at the back of the book. The practical, problem-solving element of each activity offers a great way for children to develop important soft skills such as creativity, critical thinking and spatial awareness. Suitable for both educators and parents of young children.
- Bottle Rockets: How do rockets propel themselves into space?
- Bug Count: What bugs live in different habitats?
- Earthquake-Proof Structures: How can we design a building to survive an earthquake?
- Hot Air Balloon Flight: How do hot air balloons fly?