STEM Learning Centers by Hatch provide scaffolded activities and materials to get children excited about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
STEM Kit – It’s All in the Box!
Everything You Need to Know
The U.S. Department of Education began the STEM federal initiative for preschool in 2011. There are no greater natural scientists and engineers than young children; they are inquisitive and naturally learn as they play. Our STEM learning center, the lessons in the Activity Guide, and the materials in this Kit provide children with structure to build upon their natural inclination to explore, to build and to question. To learn more about stem for preschool visit our blog post by Hatch expert, Jenne Parks.
HANDy Engineering-Robotics is a combination of technology and engineering with a specific introduction to robotics. Also as an extension are Cubelets, modular pieces that create combinations of sensing and moving machines for young minds to explore.
Up, Over and On We Go! focuses on Civil Engineering for ages 3 & up. Lessons center around ramps, bridges and paths specifically. The activities allow children to observe their surroundings and dive into hypothesis testing. Our customized activity floor maps will help children grow their vocabulary and understanding of concepts through story-telling.
For each kit the activities are scaffolded, presenting information and ideas with increasing complexity to give children an introduction to the basic concepts of technology and promote literacy and other school readiness skills along the way. Each kit also comes with unlimited access to video-based online courses to help your teachers make the most of the kit in the classroom.