Primarily aimed for teachers of students in grades kindergarten through second, “STEM For Young Learners: Grains” presents jam-packed projects for budding scientists, mathematicians and engineers. These activities help you make and create wonderful classroom experiences. Using the theme of grains as a springboard, young scientists will list the steps to grow wheat and work in groups to plant wheat seeds, discovering new conditions such as planting without soil. Working in groups, students will search the Internet for photos and information about various grains. They will print, cut and paste the pictures and information onto paper strips, putting the strips together to make paper chains. Young engineers will design and make painted toast and invitations for a painted toast event, where they will serve their painted toast and “party on!” Student mathematicians will develop a concept of a one minute time frame as they participate in whole class activities. They will observe timers and stop watches and construct a rice and sand timer of their own.