Building BRIDGES - STEAM challenges and provocations

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Journey into Early Childhood
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PreK - 2nd, Homeschool
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One of the centers offered to the students during free-choice exploration workshop is building with blocks or other materials. Building and creating play is a great way to develop skills that we typically label as “academic”. Children expand their understanding and application of multiple math, science and social skills.

To challenge students while keeping these centers child-initiated, we can offer provocations and challenges.

This resource contains pictures of bridges to inspire children to build and learn about a variety of different types of bridges.

What is included:

- 12 pictures of a variety of different bridges to post in block, art, or discovery center as a provocation

- 7 challenges to pose to children for block, art and discovery centers (two include a challenge to solve for a character in a book)

- Letter to families

- Ideas for open-ended questions to pose to encourage critical thinking

- Ideas for vocabulary words to use in conversation to expand the students working vocabulary

- Examples of bridges built by students ages 3 to 6

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