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STEM Tools at home

There seems to be a growing recognition that education based on high stakes testing is leaving behind a huge portion of what is critical for students to learn. Focusing all of our energy on getting kids to pass a test, instead of teaching them how to analyze and think critically weakens their chances for long term success. However, it’s not hard to incorporate some STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education in our every day lives. I subscribe to several of the Reading Rockets articles and newsletters, and it’s important to realize that early literacy should not be separated from STEM education.

STEM Tools at Home
Many of the “tools” needed for science, math, and engineering exploration are right inside your home! Here are five ideas for putting everyday tools to work for some everyday fun:

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