Defining STEM for Early Childhood:
- Science is a way of thinking: Science is observing and experimenting, making predictions, sharing discoveries, asking questions, and wondering how things work.
- Technology is a way of doing: Technology is using tools, being inventive, identifying problems, and making things work.
- Engineering is a way of doing: Engineering is solving problems, using a variety of materials, designing and creating, and building things that work.
- Math is a way of measuring: Math is sequencing, patterning, and exploring shapes, volume, and size.
Definitions and activities from: http://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/STEMGuide.pdf
The importance of asking genuine questions: