Spotlight on Libraries

Math and Science Story Time



Our Math and Science Story Time, or "MASST" program activity plans are now available for FREE to EC STEM Lab subscribers. See below.


Bring your class to the local library for a story hour! Libraries are all about connecting with the community. MASST has additional handouts created just for preschool teachers to take back to their classrooms to extend library learning. Contact us to learn more.

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Global Family Research Project

Library Resources

Download the free Ideabook, packed with public library program ideas, a framework for guiding libraries' work, and more, from the Global Family Research Project.


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Preschool STEM Institute

Preschool STEM Institute
for Teacher Educators
Designed for coaches, master teachers, or educators with responsibilities to coach or train teachers.

July 10 & 11th, 2020

Hosted by the EC STEM Lab team in beautiful East Tennessee


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Those who Register Interest using this survey will be the first to hear registration details, which will be announced in December 2019/January 2020.
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Activity Ideas

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Water Play in the Library (and in Preschool)?

We were excited to see this blog post by the American Library Association (ALA) about bringing water explorations into library programs. We were glad that the post did NOT say that heavy things sink and light things float (a common misconception)! 

Water is so fun! We talk about exploring water with preschool teachers in our book's science chapter, and there are a ton of other great books and resources on the topic.

Here is a smattering:


I Get Wet, by Vicki Cobb
Who Sank the Boat?, by Pamela Allen
Over and Under the Pond, by Kate Messner
Things That Float and Things That Don't, by David A. Adler and Anna Raff 

Exploring Water with Young Children, by Ingrid Chalufour and Karen Worth          


Peep and the Big Wide World - Water

Marvelous Explorations Through Science and Stories (MESS) - Investigating Water

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