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EC STEM Lab is a group of researchers and educators committed to  improving the quality of Science,Technology, Engineering and Math teaching for young children.
Welcome to the EC STEM Lab’s June 2019 newsletter!
Check It Out!
We are excited to announce that our book Teaching STEM in the Preschool Classroom: Exploring Big Ideas with 3 to 5 year-olds was released in April 2019! The book explains the big ideas in STEM and best practice strategies for including STEM in the preschool classroom.
Click here to purchase.
 Enter to Win!
Please complete a very short survey and enter to win a copy of our new book!

Please help us cater to your needs by completing a short survey about:

  • Plans for our 2020 Summer Institute on Early STEM
  • A certificate in Early Childhood STEM Education
  • Your professional learning needs

Winner will be announced by July 31st 2019
Try It Out!
Exploring Wind
Children create their own tool to determine the wind's direction and intensity.
Child testing rigid and flexible materials in front of a fan.
What To Do
How can we tell if it is a windy day?
What kind of tools can help us figure out if it is a windy day?
  • Introduce children to a wind sock.
  • What kind of materials would they need to build their own wind sock?
  • Provide children with a variety of rigid and flexible materials to test either by blowing on them or by placing them in front of a fan.
  • Have children build their own wind tools and test them on a windy day.
  • Encourage children to make improvement on their designs.
To download the complete activity guide from our book click here
Books to Share With Children
  • Gilberto and the Wind by Marie Hall Ets
  • I Face the Wind by Vicki Cobb
  • Kite Flying by Grace Lin
  • Like a Windy Day by Frank Asch
  • While You Were Chasing a Hat by Lilian Moor
  • The Wind by Craig Hammersmith
  • The Wind Blew by Pat Hutchins
  • Wind Says Goodnight by Katy Rydell
  • Wind (Whatever the Weather) by Carol Thompson
  • The Windy Day by G. Brian Karas
  • Eye Wonder: Weather by DK
  • Feel the Wind (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) by Arthur Dorros
  • Wind by Marion Dane Bauer
  • Wind (Science Emergent Reader—English and Spanish) by Susan Canizares
  • “WOW! Weather!” by Paul Deanno
Videos to Share with Children
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You are receiving this email because you expressed an interest in our Early Childhood STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) resources, you participated in one of our professional development sessions, or you were involved in one of our research projects (e.g., SciMath-DLL).

Thank you for your time, your interest in STEM, and your commitment to early childhood education!
Kind regards,
EC STEM Lab Team
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EC STEM Lab is led by Alissa Lange, Irena Nayfeld, and Hagit Mano
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