These hands-on STEM activities will allow preschool students to develop critical and creative thinking skills while providing opportunities to problem-solve. Each activity can also be used to foster group work and cooperative learning.
Lesson plans and resources to introduce DeBono's 6 Thinking Hats to Elementary students.
Included in this mini-unit is:
* Lesson plans for 8 lessons
* Thinking Hats display posters
* Question cards for sorting activity
* Template to make thinking
6 activities to use De Bono's Thinking Hats with Elementary students:
Activity 1: What kind of a thinker are you? (activity description + self-assessment)
Activity 2: Project planning (activity description + worksheet)
Activity 3: Classroom
6 worksheets for students to assess their own progress towards the IB Learner Profile. The worksheets include different levels and are editable. Perfect for the end of a unit or to include in portfolios. As PDF and Word document.
5 inquiry-based experiments that encourage curiosity, scientific thinking and group work:
Mixing liquids and solids
Float or sink?
Growing gummy bears
Is it waterproof?
Each experiment with a detailed description and printable
A hands-on, thematic Science unit that runs over 8 weeks approximately. It is a PYP unit for "How the World Works" with the central Idea "We use materials based on their properties and the ways they can change". However, the unit can also be taught
6 inquiry-based experiments that encourage curiosity, scientific thinking and group work. For Preschool and Lower Elementary students. Each activity includes a detailed description, discussion questions and recording sheets.
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8 STEM activities for Preschool and Lower Elementary students based on traditional tales (including discussion questions and flashcards/ pictures):
The Gingerbread Man
The Three Billy Goats Gruff (2 activities)
Jack and the Beanstalk
17 worksheets using De Bono's Thinking Hats, based on the story "The Gruffalo". There are three worksheets per thinking hat (2 for the blue hat), differentiated for different ability levels.
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Introducing DeBono's 6 Thinking
4 inquiry-based activities for Preschool and Lower Elementary students that encourage curiosity and scientific thinking :
Breaking Eggs (Or Not?)
Each activity with a detailed description and printable
7 different printables to support the teaching of the IB Learner Profile, Key Concepts and International Mindedness:
Learner Profile Bingo
Learner Profile Self-Assessment (1x soccer and 1x fairy-themed)
Learner Profile Interview
Exit cards (1x key
A simple activity to get students to use technology to find out more information about giant pandas: Students find different QR codes and scan them. The codes lead to short videos about giant pandas. As students watch the videos, they try to answer
4 inquiry-based Science experiments for Preschool and Lower Elementary students that encourage curiosity and scientific thinking:
Rainbow in a Glass
Fireworks in a Glass
Lava Lamp in a Jar
Each experiment with a detailed
12 pages for students to practice their spelling words.
• The booklet can be used as part of a word study program or for students to
practice specific sight words.
• It is intended to be used with 10-12 words at a time.
• Either give students
Different types of writing paper and planning templates for 5 Writers workshop units:
Non-Fiction Chapter Books (All about books)
Writing Reviews (Opinion writing)
Procedural Writing (How to books)
For each unit
Workbook for students to learn and practice their letters and sounds.
* 2 pages per letter
* tracing and writing practice
* prewriting skills and hand-eye coordination
* letter recognition and matching letters to sounds
A set of 20 different graphic organizers to be used with Elementary students to enhance their ability to think and learn independently:
The Scientific Method
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