Kid Spark’s Pre-K - 1st Grade STEM Program focuses on helping young students develop important competencies that are prerequisite for a lifetime of STEM learning. While many students learn these fluencies at home, this program helps fill in critical gaps that may exist, especially for underserved and underrepresented students.
All children are natural designers, but they need to learn foundational STEM fluencies in order to think like engineers and scientists. Regardless of their age, all children must acquire these basic fluencies to make sense of more advanced STEM learning opportunities, and to be successful in a technologically-driven world.
Examples of Foundational STEM Fluencies:
The ability to envision objects or ideas in three dimensions
Sequence & Correspondence
The ability to follow steps in order and place objects in a precise way
Creative Problem Solving
The ability to work through or analyze problems and explore different ways to solve them
What’s Included in the Program?
Kid Spark’s Pre-K - 1st Grade STEM Program includes the following resources:
Kid Spark curriculum follows the NGSS three dimensions of science learning: Science and Engineering Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Disciplinary Core Ideas.
* NGSS is a registered trademark of WestEd. Neither WestEd nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of this product, and do not endorse it.
Foundational Fluencies STEM Lab
Includes inventory & organization guide to easily locate and manage materials in the lab
To help Pre-K - 1st grade educators prepare to use program materials and resources in their classrooms, Kid Spark offers professional learning courses through our online learning management system.
How to Get Started:
Plan Your STEM Program
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Purchase Program Materials
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Apply for a STEM Equity Grant
Learn more about our STEM Equity Grants Program and see if your school qualifies for a program free of charge.