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STEM for Early Childhood

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New in 2019–2020!

Sound and music are wonderful mechanisms for introducing STEM concepts in early childhood. Early childhood (from birth through age 8) educators will learn how to engage students in scientific exploration, observation, investigation, and analysis with the use of play and age-appropriate STEM projects. Participants will receive a set of developmentally appropriate lesson plans inspired by MIM’s collection, with a focus on the Collier STEM Gallery.

Participants receive a certificate for tracking professional development hours and a resource packet. On the day of the session, teachers can tour the museum and continue developing lesson plan ideas. This session augments MIM’s Sounds All Around, Musical Menagerie, and the self-guided Trailblazer field trips.

Standards Addressed

  • Science  |  Exploration, Observation, Hypothesis, Investigation, Analysis
  • Mathematics  |  Counting, Operations, Algebraic Thinking, Measurement, Geometry
  • Arts  |  Dance, Music, Visual Arts
  • English Language Arts  |  Discussion, Cooperation, Language, Speaking and Listening, Literature, Informational Text, Writing

Preregistration is recommended; click here to fill out an easy online form. If you have questions, please email education@MIM.org or call 480.245.6920.


The PD was well balanced. Lecture, hands-on activities, guided tour and exploration. I came away feeling confident that I can make a field trip very worth the students’ STEM education.

—STEM Participant


Seating is limited for these sessions. If you have to cancel your registration, please do so at least two weeks beforehand, so your spot can be made available to another educator. To cancel your registration, call 480.245.6920 or email education@MIM.org.

Sponsored by

  • The Donald W. Collier Charitable Trust II
  • The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation
  • Elaine F. Stepanek Foundation