Mother Goose Cares courses (Fall 2018)

Mother Goose Cares About STEM in the Early Years (Arlington, Bradford, Middlebury, Milton)
What is Action Research? (pdf)
Time/hours spreadsheet (Arlington & Bradford)
Goals and Objectives of the Training

Picture Book Bibliographies
Building and Engineering bibliography
Force and Motion bibliography
Expanded STEM bibliography (Meredith Wade)

Living and Non-Living cards (pdf)
Animal Cards (pdf)

Documentation Panels
Asking Open-Ended Questions
Why Use Picture Books to Explore STEM With Young Children?

Articles and useful links
Unleashing the Power of Science-Zero to Three (pdf)
STEM Starts Early (pdf)
Guiding Preschool Learning in Science and Technology/Engineering (UMass)
Grades Pre-K-2 Overview of Science and Engineering Practices (Mass.)
The Power of Documentation in the Early Childhood Classroom (NAEYC)

Science in the Preschool Classroom (NAEYC)
Explores inquiry science and young children with an emphasis on language and literacy development.

Science in Early Childhood Classrooms: Content and Process (Karen Worth)
This paper address the question of what the nature of science teaching and learning is for young children and describes a structure for learning through inquiry and criteria for the selection of appropriate content for young children.


Physical Science Teacher’s Guide (MESS)
Engineering is Elementary (Boston Museum of Science)

Force and Motion activities
Move It! Rolling Balls
Move It! Roll or Slide
Move It! Tubes and Balls
Move It! Ready Set Roll
Move It! Ramps and Balls