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The STEM Sprouts Teaching Guide and Parent Tip Sheets began as products of collaboration among National Grid, Boston Children’s Museum, and WGBH. The goal of this guide is to assist educators in focusing and refining the naturally inquisitive behaviors of three to five-year-olds on science, technology, engineering, and math. It includes general information on how young children explore science topics as well as specific activity suggestions that align with the Massachusetts state guidelines for STEM teaching in early childhood.

The STEM Sprouts Parent Tip Sheets are intended to be paired with an activity on the same topic. For example, if you are exploring leaves outside on a windy day, or reading Leaves by David Ezra Stein, you might talk about how air moves things.

STEM Guidebook PDF
English | Spanish


Parent Tip Sheets
Engineering PDF English | Spanish
Hearing PDF English | Spanish
Math PDF English | Spanish
Science PDF English | Spanish
Seeing PDF English | Spanish
Smelling PDF English | Spanish
Technology PDF English | Spanish
Touching PDF English | Spanish

STEM Activities
Science: Air Wind
Science: Shadow Play
Science: Bubbles
Technology: Magnets
Technology: Magnifying Magic
Technology: Shape Up
Engineering: Paper Bridge
Engineering: Towers
Engineering: Recycle Art
Math: Color Shape
Math: Fishbowl
Math: Picnic

STEM Family Workbook
Family Activities Workbook


STEM Scientist Workbook
I am a Scientist Workbook


Science Process Skills Worksheet