Teaching STEM principles through literature
Presenters from the Arizona Science Center will demonstrate how library staff can integrate STEM principles into family and youth programming. This training teaches participants to use a story as a framework for creating STEM-based design projects and experiments based on the experiences of the characters which can be used in Storytime or other literature based family programming. The results of these programs will deepen library users’ interest in reading and inspire creativity in the STEM fields.
- Explore the themes of Water, Magnets, Measuring, Building, Shapes and Botany
- Learn how to use a book to inspire scientific thinking and explore STEM concepts
- Take away a STEM kit based on one of the themes presented.
Casey Crowley has worked as a STEM Instructor and Professional Learning & Development Facilitator for the Arizona Science Center for more than 5 years. Prior to this, Casey taught at a variety of schools across Arizona and in South Korea for a range of grade levels from preschool to high school. Casey holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology and a Master of Education in Secondary Science, both from Northern Arizona University.