Each unit includes stories and practice pages that help children understand science concepts and provide a foundation for completing each STEM challenge. A STEM journal activity helps guide children through the engineering design process: plan, create, test, and record.   
Topics within each STEM challenge target earth, life, and physical science. Each unit covers a specific scientific concept and includes:

  • Science Story: Introduces each science concept
  • Practice Activities: Support children’s understanding
  • STEM Story: Fictional story with a problem to solve
  • STEM Challenge: Hands-on activity to solve a problem
  • STEM Journal: Provides a planning outline to help complete the challenge activity

Smart Start STEM Grade 1

SKU: EMC9927
  • First grade STEM skills include:

    • Connect words and pictures
    • Fine motor skills
    • Letter formation
    • Visual discrimination
    • Word meaning
    • Sequencing
    • Inference
    • Comprehension


    First grade activities incorporate scientific concepts such as:
     *Physical science

    • Solids, Liquids, Gas
    • Parts Work Together
    • Making Sound

    *Life science

    • Living Things Have Parts
    • What Do Animals Eat?
    • Animals and Their Babies

    *Earth science

    • The Moon
    • Bodies of Water
    • Recording Weather