Hands-On STEAM Explorations for Young Learners uses popular children’s nursery rhymes to explore STEAM concepts through minds-on, hands-on investigations. Children ages 4–8 and their teachers will love this twist on familiar old nursery rhymes. Children will enjoy problem solving and tinkering as they discover and explore. Baa, Baa, Black Sheep insists that she hides more colours in the drawn lines of her black wool. Test to find out if it is possible for black to be more than one colour. How might you make Old King Cole’s fiddle using cardboard boxes and rubber bands? Teachers will appreciate the easy-to-follow layout, connections to advanced learning, and easy-to-access materials in each investigation. Innovation, wonder, and fun are at the heart of each of these explorations.
Allison Bemiss has worked to encourage innovative thinking in early childhood and elementary-age children for nearly 15 years, while serving as a teacher, interventionist, and education consultant. She currently works for The Centre for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University as project coordinator for Little Learners, Big Ideas and for the Green River Regional Educational Cooperative.