Section I: STEM in Early Childhood Environments
1. Science in Early Learning EnvironmentsKaren Worth 2. Technology and Young Children: Processes, Context, Research, and Practice Lynn C. Hartle 3. Engineering in Early Learning Environments Demetra Evangelou & Aikaterini Bagiati 4. Mathematics in Early Learning Environments Douglas H. Clements and Julie Sarama Section II: STEM and Higher Order Thinking Skills 5. Designing an Assessment of Computational Thinking Abilities for Young Children Emily Relkin & Marina Umaschi Bers 6. Engaging Young Children in Engineering Design: Encouraging them to Think, Create, Try and Try Again Pamela S. Lottero-Perdue 7. Tinkering/Making: Playful Roots of Interest in STEM Olga S. Jarrett & Aliya Jafre Section III: STEM Beyond the Classroom 8. Early STEM Experiences in Museums Gina Navoa Svarovsky 9. Blockspot (R): A Supportive STEM Learning Community Janet Emmons & Lynn E. Cohen 10. STEM in Outdoor Learning: Rooted in Nature Monica Wiedel-Lubinski
Lynn E. Cohen is Professor at Long Island University, USA. Sandra Waite-Stupiansky is Professor Emerita at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, USA.