Free shipping on orders over $50!


Skill Sharpeners STEAM - Grade 1

Evan-Moor Educational Publishers

Sale price $7.20 Regular price $10.99

Shipping calculated at checkout.

Engage children in solving real-world problems with Skill Sharpeners: STEAM. STEAM is an approach to project-based learning that uses science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics to engage children in empathizing, thinking critically, collaborating, and coming up with solutions to solve real-world problems.

Skill Sharpeners: STEAM is where creativity meets academics. Each unit includes a fun hands-on STEAM project that encourages children to enjoy the journey of creating and sharing his or her solution to help create a better world.

Skill Sharpeners: STEAM activity books for grade 1 are organized around 9 real-world topics related to the environment, the Earth, people and cultures, and social and emotional learning. Topics include themes such as:

  • Trash STEAM task: Design and make a machine that will gather litter and help clean the community.
  • Playground STEAM task: Make a model of inclusive playground equipment.
  • Clean Water STEAM task: Create a water collector that filters water.
  • Butterflies STEAM task: Make a butterfly feeder that attracts butterflies to a garden.
  • Recess STEAM task: Make a game that uses music and movement.

Each unit includes a grade-appropriate story or nonfiction reading article, a STEAM task to solve, and activities that provide an integrated approach to learning:

  • Science: important concepts and vocabulary related to the unit’s theme
  • Technology: models about how technology is applied in the real world
  • Engineering: examples of engineering solutions in the world
  • Art: creative solutions through art projects
  • Math: math operations to figure out solutions

Plus, each title includes a:

  • Career spotlight that highlights specific careers related to the topic
  • Supply list for each STEAM task
  • Bonus STEAM puzzle
  • Certificate of completion
  • Parent guide with teaching tips
  • Answer key

Skill Sharpeners: STEAM creates entertaining and fun activities that get children thinking and learning without even realizing it.

Every Skill Sharpeners workbook now includes a free downloadable Teaching Guide! Skill Sharpeners: STEAM Teaching Guides include:

  • How to Use directions for approaching STEAM education
  • Sample pacing guide to complete lessons and activities
  • Teaching suggestions with STEAM rubric and graphic organizers
  • Extension activities that include literature suggestions, virtual field trips, and discussion guides to deepen children’s connections and understanding