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 K

SKU: EMC9926
  • Kindergarten STEM skills include:

    • Comparisons
    • Letter formation
    • Fine motor skills
    • Cause and effect
    • Visual discrimination
    • Sequencing
    • Inference 


    Kindergarten activities incorporate these scientific concepts:
     *Physical science

    • Shapes, Sizes, and More
    • Solids and Liquids
    • Does the Magnet Stick?
    • Wheels Do the Work

    *Life science

    • What Plants Need
    • What Animals Need
    • Plant Parts
    • Living Things
    • People Grow and Change

    *Earth science

    • Bodies of Water
    • Seasons
    • Rocks