Building and Engineering
Building With Boxes and other resources (pdf)
Building with Boxes activities including Innovative Preschool STEM Experiences, Focus on Science, alignment to Massachusetts STE standards, an d links to Internet Resources, Great Places to Inspire Children’s Curiosity and A Message to Families.
Building Things and Other Resources (pdf)
Building Things: STEM information and activities about planning and building. Although this aligns with Massachusetts preK standards, the experiences and investigations will engage young children in STEM learning. Includes suggested books and web resources
Western Carolina University: Preschool Engineering (pdf)
Preschool engineering: Information, resources, engineering challenges, suggested materials, and a sample letter to families.
Boston Children's Museum STEM Guide (pdf)
The goal of STEM Sprouts is to assist preschool educators in focusing and refining the naturally inquisitive behaviors of 3-5 year-olds on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Start With a Book: Builders and Buildings
Includes booklists, links to hands-on activities, websites and mobile apps.
Natural Start Alliance: Engaging Children in STEM Early
Building a foundation, teaching STEM to early learners.
For school-age children
American Society of Civil Engineers (explorations)
School Age explorations selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Among the building suggestions are links to sites with explicit instructions for children’s building of Bridges, and Towers.