Two new books about STEM are now available from Constructing Modern Knowledge Press, the publisher of Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom.
Making Science: Reimagining STEM Education in Middle School and Beyond is a guide to help educators use new technology and a designer mindset to create personalized learning experiences that engage students in the wonder of science. This is an inclusive STEM curriculum that empowers students to become informed citizens and global problem-solvers.
Richly illustrated with examples of student work, this book offers project ideas, connections to the new Next Generation Science Standards, assessment strategies, and practical tips for educators.
Anthropologist turned science and “making” teacher Christa Flores shares her classroom-tested lessons and resources for learning-by-making in the middle grades and beyond. Take a journey through science that explores how to make classrooms more engaging, inclusive, and reflective of science from the real world.
The Invent to Learn Guide to Making in the K-3 Classroom: Why, How, and Wow! is a practical guide for primary school educators who want to inspire their students to embrace a tinkering mindset so they can invent fantastic contraptions. Veteran teacher Alice Baggett shares her expertise in how to create hands-on learning experiences for young inventors so students experience the thrilling process of making — complete with epic fails and spectacular discoveries.
In this full-color book loaded with photos, Alice provides ideas, resources, and practical advice about learning space design, plus gathering materials and doing more with less. STEM curriculum objectives and connections combine with inventive open-ended challenges for grades K-3 with programming, electronics, and 3D design.