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Emily Hunt - Author

About the Author

Emily Hunt is an experienced primary school teacher whose role as a science subject leader at a school in Bristol ignited in her a passion for promoting STEM education. During a recent year in the USA she developed a popular website and blog – www.howtostem.co.uk – offering STEM activities and advice for educators working with the 5–11 age range. She also worked within the US education system to deliver science outreach, and holds a Master of Education from the University of Cambridge.

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15-Minute STEM Book 2 More quick, creative science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities for 5-11-year-olds

15-Minute STEM Book 2 More quick, creative science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities for 5-11-year-olds

Author: Emily Hunt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2020

Like most teachers and parents, you probably recognise STEM as being an important priority area for modern education. You may, however, be wondering: What does STEM education look like for young learners? How do I get children excited about STEM education? How can children learn STEM skills in just 15 minutes? What equipment do I need to teach STEM activities? Enter 15-minute STEM with the answers! Full of engaging and practical ideas, this innovative resource builds on the success of Emily's 15-Minute STEM (ISBN 978-178583335-9) and reassures teachers and parents that they don't need to be experts to deliver high-quality STEM education. Each of the 40 activities includes step-by-step instructions, takes just 15 minutes to complete and can be resourced from everyday materials found in the classroom or at home. This means that, with minimal preparation, teachers and parents can slot these cross-curricular activities into an otherwise busy day - simultaneously broadening children's learning and piquing their curiosity about the world around them. Accompanying instructions are phrased in a way that encourages the children to lead the learning and exploration, and opportunities for further investigation are provided in order to broaden the learning focus. Hand-drawn illustrations and full colour photographs are also included alongside each activity to give an idea of what the end results might look like. The activities make connections to real-world scenarios and have been linked to conceptually similar STEM-related careers - all of which are individually profiled in a glossary at the back of the book. The practical, problem-solving element of each activity offers a great way for children to develop important soft skills such as creativity, critical thinking and spatial awareness. Suitable for both educators and parents of young children.

Designing Dandelions An Engineering Everything Adventure

Designing Dandelions An Engineering Everything Adventure

Author: Emily Hunt, Michelle Pantoya Illustrator: Irma Sizer Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2013

When Bells and Mitch, two young space aliens from the planet Exergy, crash-land on Earth, they must apply the engineering design process to get themselves back home. Captivated by the beautiful yellow dandelions near their crash site, Bells and Mitch investigate the dandelions' life cycle. Observing how the flowers disperse their seeds, they construct a mechanical replica to launch their ship back into space. Showing how nature itself can instruct us in engineering, Hunt and Pantoya take young readers on a journey of discovery and problem solving. The authors worked with early childhood literacy experts and science museums in developing this story that teaches the relationship between science and engineering, explains the design process, and introduces science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts and vocabulary.

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