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STEM-Lit to Go! Iowa Facilitator Guide
STEM-Lit to Go! is an innovative program that supports the development of STEM and literacy skills for K-3 youth.
This program utilizes a unique instructional framework that integrates inquiry-based STEM activities and carefully selected children's literature. Through a variety of engaging topics including coding, space, and ice cream. Children explore key STEM concepts such as the engineering design process and how to plan and conduct investigations.
Each lesson provides youth with a hands-on STEM experience and multiple opportunities to read, write, speak and listen about that experience. This exciting research-based program is designed to support the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core English Language Arts Standards.
STEM-Lit to Go! has been successfully implemented in both out-of-school time settings and in K-3 classrooms. This complete curriculum can be purchased in full or as individual lessons. Please review our Introduction and enjoy a complimentary lesson, A Chair for Bear, below.
Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office
to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program. Additional information on this program is available on the
STEM-Lit to Go! webpage
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Engineering Design Process
Visual representation of the Engineering Design Process. Steps include: ask, imagine, plan, create, and improve.
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