STEM to Read
STEM to Read
STEM to Read is an early and pre-literacy program designed by the Explora! Museum and funded through a grant from the New Mexico Library Foundation. The program consists of activity trunks which are borrowed by public libraries from the State Library for a period of 6-8 weeks. Each trunk focuses on a component of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and is used to promote and support early and pre-literacy skills in children.
Each trunk contains 8-10 books, information and facts about the topic, lesson plans, and materials for activities (some materials will have to be provided by the library, such as water).
STEM to Read Trunks Currently Available (click trunk title for list of books and activities):
- Spinning Science
- Listen Carefully (sounds)
- Water Play
- Measure On (measurements)
- In the Mirror (reflections & refractions)
- Art Bots
- Architects Delight (building)
- Patterns Abound
- Powered by the Wind
We ask that library staff provide parents/caregivers with surveys to complete after attending any programming with the activity trunk. Surveys can be found in the trunks or here.
Comments from parents/caregivers:
I think it's a great program because they see math, science, etc. in action rather than on a page.
The learning mixed with the fun, open activities are perfectly designed for kids.
The children loved hearing the story and practicing measuring after.
It's a fun way to learn.