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Aluminum Foil Boats, Americorp STEM in a Bag
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Create two similar boats from Aluminum foil, one larger and one smaller. Test both to see how many pennies each can hold. Experiment with sinking and floating. Learn about gravity, buoyancy and density. Activity from Weekly STEM in a Bag. Colorado Americorp agents in Araphahoe, Denver, Garfield, Larimer, and Weld Counties. Work supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service under Americorps grant number 18AFHCO0010008. Opinions or points of view expressed in this lesson are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of or a position that is endorsed by the Corporation or the Americorps program. This resource is also available in Spanish in the linked file.

Subject:
Applied Science
Chemistry
Design
Early Childhood Development
Earth and Space Science
Education
Engineering
Hydrology
Oceanography
Physical Science
Physics
STEAM
Visual Arts and Design
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Americorps
Provider Set:
STEM in a bag weekly activity
Date Added:
02/24/2023
Barcos de Papel Aluminio, Americorp Bolsa de STEM
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Crea dos botes similares con papel de aluminio, uno más grande y otro más pequeño. Pruebe ambos para ver cuántos centavos puede contener cada uno. Experimenta hundiéndote y flotando. Aprende sobre la gravedad, la flotabilidad y la densidad. Actividad de Bolsa de STEM Semanal. Agentes de Colorado Americorp en los condados de Araphahoe, Denver, Garfield, Larimer y Weld. Trabajo apoyado por la Corporación para el Servicio Nacional y Comunitario bajo el número de subvención 18AFHCO0010008 de Americorps. Las opiniones o puntos de vista expresados en esta lección pertenecen a los autores y no representan necesariamente la posición oficial o una posición respaldada por la Corporación o el programa Americorps.

Subject:
Applied Science
Chemistry
Design
Early Childhood Development
Earth and Space Science
Education
Engineering
Hydrology
Oceanography
Physical Science
Physics
STEAM
Visual Arts and Design
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Americorps
Provider Set:
STEM in a bag weekly activity
Date Added:
02/24/2023
Bean Bar Graph (PreK - 1st Grade) Agricultural STEM Actvity
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In this activity, kids will work on two fundamental early math skills – sorting/classifying, and graphing. There will also be some great fine motor skill practice! Includes place-based discussion questions, activity instructions, extension activities, songs, and student graph worksheets.

NGSS: K-LS1-1, 1-LS1-1, partially meets K-ESS3-1 (book and discussion)

Common Core: MP.4

Time: 45 minutes

Matierals: bag of dried beans ("16 bean soup"), paper bowls, glue, chart paper, the book "One Bean" or similar book about growing food plants, especially beans.

Subject:
Agriculture
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Early Childhood Development
Education
Elementary Education
Mathematics
Measurement and Data
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Author:
Columbia Gorge STEM Hub
Date Added:
04/08/2023
Birds, Read & Seed Activity, The Gardens on Spring Creek
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This Read & Seed lesson will explore the similarities and differences between us, our friends, and birds! We will read Birds by Carme Lemniscates, and create our own bird. Participate in a Movement/Music/Finger Play activity by doing a bird dance. This lesson is aimed at connecting young learners to their natural world and promote school readiness skills.This Read & Seed activity is presented by The Gardens on Spring Creek by the City of Fort Collins. https://youtu.be/eIidhMMGK5U

Subject:
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Applied Science
Arts and Humanities
Biology
Early Childhood Development
Education
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Life Science
Literature
Performing Arts
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Visual Arts
Visual Arts and Design
Zoology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The City of Fort Collins
Provider Set:
The Gardens on Spring Creek: Read & Seed
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Birds, Virtual Read & Seed Video, The Gardens on Spring Creek
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This Read & Seed lesson will explore the similarities and differences between us, our friends, and birds! We will read Birds by Carme Lemniscates, and create our own bird. Participate in a Movement/Music/Finger Play activity by doing a bird dance. This lesson is aimed at connecting young learners to their natural world and promote school readiness skills.This Read & Seed activity is presented by The Gardens on Spring Creek by the City of Fort Collins. https://www.fcgov.com/gardens/files/read-seed-website-birds.pdf?1589821370

Subject:
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Applied Science
Arts and Humanities
Biology
Early Childhood Development
Education
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Life Science
Literature
Performing Arts
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Visual Arts
Visual Arts and Design
Zoology
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
The City of Fort Collins
Provider Set:
The Gardens on Spring Creek: Read & Seed
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Building Partnerships Series For Early Childhood Professionals
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Public Domain
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Explore the role that Positive Goal-Oriented Relationships play in effective parent, family,
and community engagement. This guide offers definitions, tools, and reflective practice
and supervision strategies to help program staff develop positive, ongoing, and goaloriented relationships.

This resource is intended for the entire Head Start and Early Head Start community and
professionals in the early childhood field. Individuals, groups of staff, and supervisors
can use this tool as part of training and reflective practice and supervision. This guide
is aligned with the Head Start Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (PFCE)
Framework.

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Department of Health and Human Services
Provider Set:
Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center
Author:
Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center
Date Added:
05/11/2023
Buzzing Bees, Read & Seed Activity, The Gardens on Spring Creek
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Bees might seem scary, but they are so important! During this virtual Read & Seed we will read Are You a Bee? by Judy Allen and Tudor Humphries. Participate in a Movement/Music/Finger Play activity: singing Bumble Bee, Bumble Bee. We will also create our own pinecone bee, and go on a bee hunt. This lesson is aimed at connecting young learners to their natural world and promote school readiness skills. This Read & Seed activity is presented by The Gardens on Spring Creek by the City of Fort Collins. https://youtu.be/kMF8TZ0TaN4

Subject:
Agriculture
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Applied Science
Arts and Humanities
Early Childhood Development
Education
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Literature
Performing Arts
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Visual Arts
Visual Arts and Design
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The City of Fort Collins
Provider Set:
The Gardens on Spring Creek: Read & Seed
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Buzzing Bees, Virtual Read & Seed Video, The Gardens on Spring Creek
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Bees might seem scary, but they are so important! During this virtual Read & Seed we will read Are You a Bee? by Judy Allen and Tudor Humphries. Participate in a Movement/Music/Finger Play activity: singing Bumble Bee, Bumble Bee. We will also create our own pinecone bee, and go on a bee hunt. This lesson is aimed at connecting young learners to their natural world and promote school readiness skills. This Read & Seed activity is presented by The Gardens on Spring Creek by the City of Fort Collins. https://www.fcgov.com/gardens/files/read-seed-website-buzzing-bees.pdf?1586878243

Subject:
Agriculture
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Applied Science
Arts and Humanities
Early Childhood Development
Education
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Literature
Performing Arts
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Visual Arts
Visual Arts and Design
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
The City of Fort Collins
Provider Set:
The Gardens on Spring Creek: Read & Seed
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Caminata Familiar Búsqueda de Tesoro, Americorp Bolsa de STEM
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Diseñe una búsqueda del tesoro para una caminata familiar.Actividad de Bolsa de STEM Semanal. Agentes de Colorado Americorp en los condados de Araphahoe, Denver, Garfield, Larimer y Weld. Trabajo apoyado por la Corporación para el Servicio Nacional y Comunitario bajo el número de subvención 18AFHCO0010008 de Americorps. Las opiniones o puntos de vista expresados en esta lección pertenecen a los autores y no representan necesariamente la posición oficial o una posición respaldada por la Corporación o el programa Americorps.

Subject:
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Applied Science
Comprehensive Health and Physical Education
Early Childhood Development
Ecology
Education
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Family and Community
Family and Consumer Science
Fitness
Games and Activities
Hospitality, Tourism and Social Service Careers
Life Science
Natural Resources
Outdoor Education and Recreation
Physical and Personal Wellness
Social and Emotional Wellness
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Americorps
Provider Set:
STEM in a bag weekly activity
Date Added:
02/24/2023
Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs 4th Edition
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The 4th edition of Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs by the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Public Health Association, and National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education is available for free online. This 600+ page resource provides standards for just about any health, safety, or nutrition. It is copyrighted and freely accessible digitally (but a request for permission to use in OER was denied).

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
American Academy of Pediatrics
Author:
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Public Health Association
National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education
Date Added:
05/11/2023
Cloud Paintings, Read & Seed Activity, The Gardens on Spring Creek
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Ever look up at the clouds? Sometimes they look like shapes or maybe just spilt milk. During this virtual Read & Seed we will read It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw. Participate in a Movement/Music/Finger Play activity: singing the poem I’m a Little Cloud by Jean Warren, and create a cloud painting. This lesson is aimed at connecting young learners to their natural world and promote school readiness skills. This Read & Seed activity is presented by The Gardens on Spring Creek by the City of Fort Collins. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0fUdm_O2DI

Subject:
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Applied Science
Arts and Humanities
Atmospheric Science
Early Childhood Development
Earth and Space Science
Education
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Literature
Performing Arts
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Visual Arts
Visual Arts and Design
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The City of Fort Collins
Provider Set:
The Gardens on Spring Creek: Read & Seed
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Cloud Paintings, Virtual Read & Seed Video, The Gardens on Spring Creek
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Ever look up at the clouds? Sometimes they look like shapes or maybe just spilt milk. During this virtual Read & Seed we will read It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw. Participate in a Movement/Music/Finger Play activity: singing the poem I’m a Little Cloud by Jean Warren, and create a cloud painting. This lesson is aimed at connecting young learners to their natural world and promote school readiness skills. This Read & Seed activity is presented by The Gardens on Spring Creek by the City of Fort Collins. https://www.fcgov.com/gardens/files/read-seed-website-cloud-painting.pdf?1586211222

Subject:
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Applied Science
Arts and Humanities
Atmospheric Science
Early Childhood Development
Earth and Space Science
Education
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Literature
Performing Arts
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Visual Arts
Visual Arts and Design
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
The City of Fort Collins
Provider Set:
The Gardens on Spring Creek: Read & Seed
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Early Childhood Mathematics: Promoting Good Beginnings (Age 0-8)
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This joint position statement of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the National Council

of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) highlights a set of principles for effective early math instruction.

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Reading
Date Added:
04/08/2023
Earth Day, Read & Seed Activity, The Gardens on Spring Creek
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Earth Day is April 22 and we are so excited to help you celebrate the Earth! During this virtual Read & Seed we will read Takiya and Thunderheart’s Life Garden by J. Victor McGuire and Gershom Griffith. Participate in a Movement/Music/Finger Play activity: by singing and Earth Day song and plant a seed. This lesson is aimed at connecting young learners to their natural world and promote school readiness skills. This Read & Seed activity is presented by The Gardens on Spring Creek by the City of Fort Collins. https://youtu.be/vk6gS4g9L3I

Subject:
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Applied Science
Arts and Humanities
Early Childhood Development
Education
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Literature
Performing Arts
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Visual Arts
Visual Arts and Design
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The City of Fort Collins
Provider Set:
The Gardens on Spring Creek: Read & Seed
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Earth Day, Virtual Read & Seed Video, The Gardens on Spring Creek
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Earth Day is April 22 and we are so excited to help you celebrate the Earth! During this virtual Read & Seed we will read Takiya and Thunderheart’s Life Garden by J. Victor McGuire and Gershom Griffith. Participate in a Movement/Music/Finger Play activity: by singing and Earth Day song and plant a seed. This lesson is aimed at connecting young learners to their natural world and promote school readiness skills. This Read & Seed activity is presented by The Gardens on Spring Creek by the City of Fort Collins. https://www.fcgov.com/gardens/files/read-seed-website-earth-day.pdf?1587403711

Subject:
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Applied Science
Arts and Humanities
Early Childhood Development
Education
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Literature
Performing Arts
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Visual Arts
Visual Arts and Design
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
The City of Fort Collins
Provider Set:
The Gardens on Spring Creek: Read & Seed
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Education, Society, & the K-12 Learner
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A web-based textbook/course created by Lumen Learning. Part 1 concerns Educational History and Policy, covering common educational policies from 1770's to the present; Part 2 is Educational Psychology, covering topics such as human brain, language and physical development, Nature v. Nurture, and theories and practices for working with K-12 youth.

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Education
Elementary Education
Psychology
Social Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Interactive
Lesson
Reading
Textbook
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Date Added:
05/02/2023
Family Engagement and Cultural Perspectives: Applying Strengths-based Attitudes
Unrestricted Use
Public Domain
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Explore how understanding the cultural perspectives of families can positively impact relationship-building and family engagement efforts. Use this resource to review the following:
- Family Engagement and Relationship-building
- Perspective-taking
- Strengths-based Attitudes
- Reflective Practice Opportunities
- Practice Scenario: Aisha’s Family
- Additional Resources and References
This guide is intended for professionals in the early childhood field. Individuals, groups of staff, and supervisors can use this tool as part of training and reflective practice and supervision.

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Department of Health and Human Services
Provider Set:
National Center for Parent, Child, and Community Engagement
Author:
National Center for Parent, Child, and Community Engagement
Date Added:
05/11/2023
Family Hike Scavenger Hunt, Americorp STEM in a Bag
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Design a scavenger hunt for a family hike. Activity from Weekly STEM in a Bag. Colorado Americorp agents in Araphahoe, Denver, Garfield, Larimer, and Weld Counties. Work supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service under Americorps grant number 18AFHCO0010008. Opinions or points of view expressed in this lesson are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of or a position that is endorsed by the Corporation or the Americorps program. This resource is also available in Spanish in the linked file.

Subject:
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Applied Science
Comprehensive Health and Physical Education
Early Childhood Development
Ecology
Education
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Family and Community
Family and Consumer Science
Fitness
Games and Activities
Hospitality, Tourism and Social Service Careers
Life Science
Natural Resources
Outdoor Education and Recreation
Physical and Personal Wellness
Social and Emotional Wellness
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Americorps
Provider Set:
STEM in a bag weekly activity
Date Added:
02/24/2023
Flower Bookmarks, Read & Seed Activity, The Gardens on Spring Creek
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The weather is getting nicer, which means the flowers are blooming and calling a few animal friends their way. This Read & Seed lesson will focus on pollinators and their very important job. We will read Flowers are Calling by Rita Gray and Kenard Pak and create our own flower bookmarks. Participate in a Movement/Music/Finger Play activity by acting like our favorite pollinators. This lesson is aimed at connecting young learners to their natural world and promote school readiness skills. This Read & Seed activity is presented by The Gardens on Spring Creek by the City of Fort Collins. https://youtu.be/takMWpvRIh4

Subject:
Agriculture
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Applied Science
Arts and Humanities
Botany
Early Childhood Development
Education
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Life Science
Literature
Performing Arts
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Visual Arts
Visual Arts and Design
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The City of Fort Collins
Provider Set:
The Gardens on Spring Creek: Read & Seed
Date Added:
02/06/2023