To find a list of STEM-related apps, books, tv, etc. by age level, please visit:
Our students have a great imagination. It is fun to hear their stories. One way to make it fun for children to write stories is through the computer. Kids can include pictures for their book. If they are stuck on where to set the story, who the characters are, or what is taking place, there are friendly websites to help their writing process. Check out these great sites:
* Comic Creator: Create a comic strip.
* Kerpoof Studio: Create a story, movie, or drawing.
* Story Starters: Choose your theme. Get ideas for your story.
* Story Maker: Choose your characters and objects along your journey.
Does your child like to be a detective? He may be interested in a DNA fingerprinting kit, games, or books. Reading, attention to detail, and reasoning are critical skills for detectives. For great resources, please visit:
* Online CSI: Squeak Sneak game: http://pbskids.org/fetch/games/csi_1/game.html
* PBS Kids Online Mystery video: http://pbskids.org/dragonflytv/show/forensics.html
* MysteryNet's Kids Mysteries: http://kids.mysterynet.com/
Books: Nate the Great, Flat Stanley, Lemony Snicket
Pseudonymous Bosch Books: If You're Reading This, It's Too Late, This Isn't What It Looks Like, This Book Is Not Good For You, You Have to Stop Reading This
R.A. Montgomery: Choose Your Adventure Series - Mystery of the Maya, Lost on the Amazon, House of Danger
Shannon Gilligan: Choose Your Adventure Series - The Lake Monster Mystery, The Case of the Silk King, The Mystery of Ura Senke
This is a great opportunity to add some science books to your child's library. There is a range of books to choose from. Your child can buy a book before school, during media center time, or on Thursday, September 12th for Meet the Teacher. Here is a short list of some books:
*Non-Fiction Easy Readers ($3.99): Astronaut Living in Space, First Flight, Spiders, and Shark Attack.
*Hardback Book: ($8.99) 101 Freaky Animals
*Hardback Eyewitness Books ($16.99): Human Body, Insects, Jungle, Moon, Ocean, Shark, Water, and Space
*Science Kits: Crystal Growing Kit ($9.99), Magnetic Kit, Science Illusion Kit
This is not a complete list. So come by to see our Book Fair.
To encourage STEM learning at home, you may choose to have a Family STEM Night once a month. This can be a fun experience where your children may not realize that they are learning about science or math. Some ideas include:
Family games: Operation, Jenga, chess, Lego Creationary, Monopoly
Family movies: Wall-E, Happy Feet, Ice Age, A Bug’s Life, Finding
Online games: http://kingswoodelemstem.weebly.com/stem-resources.html
Activities: Building a Lego tower or building, creating a row of dominoes before toppling it
Reading books: You can read a book as a family. Some ideas include: The Magic School Bus, Sid the Science Kid, or National Geographic Kids Readers
Have a fun, family STEM adventure!
KES STEM Team
Our STEM Team includes teachers and parents.