STEM in Action STEM Projects for PreK–5

STEM in Action Kits are the easy-to-implement solution for integrating science, math, literacy, and engineering skills within real-world problems. All STEM kits were developed in partnership with Texas A&M University and/or Purdue University.

  • Addresses the three dimensions of NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) and engages learners in the Engineering Design Process
  • Covers common topics in Earth, Life, and Physical Sciences
  • Allows for flexibility: classroom, labs, centers, or extended day
  • Requires little prep time or professional development
  • Fits your schedule with appropriate instructional blocks of time
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Students caught fire about the engineering behind the work. They were asking, "Can we try...? What happens if...?" They wanted to do more.

— Nancy Johnson,
5th Grade Teacher, IL
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How It Works – Engineering Design Process

Hands-On Standards STEM in Action addresses national and state standards in Science, Math, and ELA with teacher-friendly modules that follow the Engineering Design Process. The STEM projects in this series strikes the perfect balance of rigor and ease-of-use.

Engineering Design Process
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It was wonderful that hands-on explorations were integrated throughout the activities—not just at the end. The children just loved building and testing the final project. They didn't want to stop.

— Kathy Dever,
STEM Lead Kindergarten Teacher
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All the materials you need are included

Each STEM in Action module includes teacher resources, activities, and materials for six small groups to work on a STEM activity.

 
Early Childhood PreK Components
Early Childhood PreK
  • 4 Teacher-directed Activity Cards and a Quick Start Card with helpful hints
  • Story poster
  • Blackline masters – 25 sheets of 4-different BLMs
  • All the materials needed for
    24 students

4 activities, each 20 minutes per day

Primary Grades K–2 Components
Primary Grades K–2
  • 6 Student Activity Books (Grades 1–2)
  • Kindergarten modules include teacher activity cards and a story poster
  • Teacher Guide with supportive visuals
  • All the materials needed for up to
    30 students

5–8 lessons, each 30 minutes or less per day

Intermediate Grades 3–5 Components
Intermediate Grades 3–5
  • 6 Student Activity Books with activities based on the 3 dimensions of NGSS
  • Teacher Guide
  • All the materials needed for up to
    30 students

5–8 lessons, each 60 minutes per day

All the materials you need are included

Each STEM in Action module includes teacher resources, activities, and materials for six small groups to work on a STEM activity.

 
Early Childhood PreK Components
Early Childhood PreK
  • 4 Teacher-directed Activity Cards and a Quick Start Card with helpful hints
  • Story poster
  • Blackline masters – 25 sheets of 4-different BLMs
  • All the materials needed for
    24 students

4 activities, each 20 minutes per day

Primary Grades K–2 Components
Primary Grades K–2
  • 6 Student Activity Books (Grades 1–2)
  • Kindergarten modules include teacher activity cards and a story poster
  • Teacher Guide with supportive visuals
  • All the materials needed for up to 30 students

5–8 lessons, each 30 minutes or less per day

Intermediate Grades 3–5 Components
Intermediate Grades 3–5
  • 6 Student Activity Books with activities based on the 3 dimensions of NGSS
  • Teacher Guide
  • All the materials needed for up to 30 students

5–8 lessons, each 60 minutes per day

All the materials you need are included

Each STEM in Action module includes teacher resources, activities, and materials for six small groups to work on a STEM activity.

 
Early Childhood PreK
  • 4 Teacher-directed Activity Cards and a Quick Start Card with helpful hints
  • Story poster
  • Blackline masters – 25 sheets of 4-different BLMs
  • All the materials needed for
    24 students

4 activities, each 20 minutes per day

Primary Grades K–2
  • 6 Student Activity Books (Grades 1–2)
  • Kindergarten modules include teacher activity cards and a story poster
  • Teacher Guide with supportive visuals
  • All the materials needed for up to 30 students

5–8 lessons, each 30 minutes or less per day

Intermediate Grades 3–5
  • 6 Student Activity Books with activities based on the 3 dimensions of NGSS
  • Teacher Guide
  • All the materials needed for up to 30 students

5–8 lessons, each 60 minutes per day

 

 
STEM Introductory Kit

STEM in Action Introduction modules

Take your first steps toward teaching STEM with smaller-sized introduction modules. Each module includes enough materials for 30 students and 180 minutes or less of instruction time.


Resources


   Early Childhood PreK


   Primary Grades K–2


   Intermediate Grades 3–5


   Additional Resources

 
 

 
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