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DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET Published by Redleaf Press 10 Yorkton Court St. Paul, MN 55117 www.redleafpress.org © 2013 by Sally Moomaw All rights reserved. Unless otherwise noted on a specific page, no portion of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or capturing on any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher, except by a reviewer, who may quote brief passages in a critical article or review to be printed in a magazine or newspaper, or electronically transmitted on radio, television, or the Internet. 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 Printed in the United States of America 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 Young Children. 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. pages cm 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. LB1139.5.S35M66 2013 372.35'044—dc23 2012037237 Printed on acid-free paper COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL