Little STEAMers (Early Childhood Programming)

TopicDescription
Little STEAMers Complete ProgramThe complete program includes access to all six units listed above - a full year's worth of curriculum!
ColorsThe activities in this unit enable students to explore their world through color. In doing so, they will develop important math and science skills, observe and play, listen and explain, and problem-solve. Combining inquiry and play, the activities in this unit cultivate the skills that support student-led interests and experimentation.
WaterWater is a recognizable and intriguing topic for many young children due to its abundance and presence in our lives. The Water unit builds upon student learning experiences through hands-on activities and scientific phenomena. Measurement, properties, data collection and analysis, and creativity are all explored within this unit.
Simple MachinesSimple machines are mechanical devices that are used to make forceful tasks easier. There are six simple machines: the inclined plane, the lever, the wheel & axle, the pulley, the screw, and the wedge. Throughout the activities in this unit, learners will explore how they can use each of these simple machines to move different materials in a way that helps to accomplish a task.
Playing with CodeFor young children growing in today’s digital world, the acquisition of coding and programming skills has become a popular and appropriate focus in education. As producers, our youngest students may explore the open-ended nature of computer programming and coding through design, art, and innovation. Engaging in coding builds valuable and transferable practices such as problem solving, flexibility, and perseverance, as well as developmentally appropriate skills including social and emotional exploration, fine motor movement, and cognitive challenges.
The activities in this unit require a KIBO15 robot.
Buildings Centers are commonly established in the Early Childhood classroom as an opportunity for students to explore and mimic the world around them. It is in these environments that students generally explore and engage in block play – where they begin an in-depth study of the science, mathematics, and social sciences behind buildings. The activities included in this unit are designed to enable students to explore buildings through a variety of different mathematical and scientific lenses.
AnimalsAnimals are a popular topic of study and play among Early Childhood learners, and as it is such a broad topic, there are many avenues in which to play and explore. In this unit of study, students will explore animals—including humans—as they exhibit various characteristics of life.