Contextualizing and Integrating STEM within Core Curriculum:

STEM, Inquiry, Authentic Learning, Prior Knowledge, Hands-On Lessons, Research-based, Experiential, PBL, PLN, strategies, anthropomorphism, and other Education Jargon!

So What?

Going Deep: STEM in the Connected Classroom

Resource Packet
Where does Ag fit in the State Core
Teacher Resource Center
Food, Land & People
Online Course
United States Map
Utah Map
National Resource Directory Suggested Books
Utah Agriculture Activity Map
Bee-line Newsletter
MyPlate Tear Pad
Essential Nine Teaching Strategies
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Assessment Techniques
See what your colleagues say and "Like!" on Facebook

Big Picture Group Activities
Source Search
Circling the Seasons
Who Grew My Soup

Grade Level Team Time: Making Grade Level Integrations between STEM and LA

Goal for the day: Preparing integrated units for STEM and the Language Arts Common Core using research-based teaching strategies - PPT

Kindergarten: Seasons and Observations of STEM & Core Content
(Apples, Up...Apple Picking time, Seasons  Big Books)

First Grade: Lifecycles, Plants & Animals
(Books: Chick Life Cycles & From Seed to Pumpkin)

Second Grade: Seeds that Feed, Plant Parts and Plant Growth (A Seed is Sleepy, Tops & Bottoms)

Third Grade: Living, Nonliving (How Many Seeds in Pumpkin, The Pumpkin Book)

Fourth Grade: Weather and Soil (Jump into Science: Dirt, Soil! Get the Inside Scoop)

Fifth Grade: (In the Garden with George Washington Carver, First Peas to the Table)

Group Debriefing

Wrap-up Questions and Freebies!