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First edition 2013
Cover design by Jim Handrigan
Cover photograph © Ocean Photography/Veer
Interior design by Percolator
Typeset in Mrs. Eaves XL and Mr. Eaves XL
Interior photographs by Sally Moomaw
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20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Table 3.25 on page 113 was originally published in “STEM Comes to Preschool,” Young Children 65,
no. 5 (2010): 12–18. Reprinted with permission from the National Association for the Education of
Oil paintings in Activity 7.10 (New Playmate, © 2004; Painted Pony, © 2007; Firewood, © 2009) are by
Carol Kelley. Included with permission from the artist.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Moomaw, Sally, 1948- author.
Teaching STEM in the early years : activities for integrating science, technology, engineering,
and mathematics / Sally Moomaw, EdD.
Summary: “The foundation for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education
begins in the early years. Teaching STEM in the Early Years provides activities and learning center
ideas that seamlessly integrate STEM throughout your early childhood classroom”—Provided by
publisher. Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 978-1-60554-121-1 (pbk.)
ISBN 978-1-60554-253-9 (e-book)
1. Science—Study and teaching (Early childhood)—United States. 2. Technology—Study and
teaching (Early childhood)—United States. 3. Engineering—Study and teaching (Early childhood)—
United States. 4. Mathematics—Study and teaching (Early childhood)—United States. I. Title.
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