StoryTime STEM: Nursery Rhymes: 10 Favorite Rhymes With Hands-On Investigations

StoryTime STEM: Nursery Rhymes: 10 Favorite Rhymes With Hands-On Investigations

by Immacula A. Rhodes, Immacula Rhodes


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What better way to get young children excited about STEM than through beloved nursery rhymes? Children explore ways to keep Humpty Dumpty from breaking after a fall, design a system for Jack and Jill to bring water down the hill without carrying it, build a catapult to help the cow jump over the moon, and many more. Each nursery rhyme comes with three STEM activities and companion recording sheets. A joyful way to spark a love of science in little learners!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781338316964
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/2019
Series: StoryTime STEM
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 587,374
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 4 - 5 Years

About the Author

Writer and editor Immacula A. Rhodes, a former early childhood teacher, has more than 20 years experience in educational publishing. She is the author of many Scholastic books including The Jumbo Book of Sight Word Practice Pages, Alphabet Art Activities, Folk & Fairy Tales Plays for Beginning Readers, and the File-Folder Games in Color series.

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

Connections to Standards 8

Nursery Rhymes

Humpty Dumpty 9

Activity 1 Protecting Humpty 10

Activity 2 A Safety Chair for Humpty 11

Activity 3 Gravity Explorations 11

Hickory, Dickory, Dock 15

Activity 1 A Mouse Parachute 16

Activity 2 Pendulum Explorations 17

Activity 3 How Far to the Top? 17

Jack and Jill 22

Activity 1 Exploring Pulleys 23

Activity 2 Moving Water 24

Activity 3 Going Down 24

Little Bo-Peep 28

Activity 1 Observation Tower 29

Activity 2 The Way Home 30

Activity 3 Texture Sorting 30

London Bridge 34

Activity 1 A Sturdy Bridge 35

Activity 2 Creative Crossings 36

Activity 3 Flowing Water 36

Little Boy Blue 40

Activity 1 A Fence for the Animals 41

Activity 2 Sound Explorations 42

Activity 3 Color Mixing 42

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary 46

Activity 1 Garden Cart 47

Activity 2 Seed Examinations 48

Activity 3 How My Garden Grows 48

Little Miss Muffet 53

Activity 1 Unique Spider 54

Activity 2 Spider Web Construction 55

Activity 3 Making Curds and Whey 55

Rain, Rain, Go Away 59

Activity 1 A Rainproof Tent 60

Activity 2 Colorful Rain 61

Activity 3 Water Goes 'Round and 'Round 61

Hey, Diddle, Diddle 65

Activity 1 Exploring String Instruments 66

Activity 2 A Jumping Cow 67

Activity 3 Moon Craters 67

Learning Posters

What Is Gravity? 71

Machines with Pulleys 72

How Sound Is Made 73

Inside a Seed 74

A Plant Grows 75

Parts of a Spider 76

Solids and Liquids 77

The Water Cycle 78

Our Moon 79

Journal Cover 80

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