An inquiry curriculum is based on asking questions and asking the children what do you see? What do you think? What makes you think that? As we observe, study, and learn, we then ask them, what do you think now? What makes you think so?
When I say scientist, what do you think?
HC – “They find new stuff and they figure things out.”
E – “They look and they find lots of cool things.”
J – “They think of themselves.”
HM – “Hot Wheels and math!”
STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) is a time when the children work on different activities designed for different direct (obvious) aims, but largely include indirect (less obvious) aims as well, like organization, small/gross motor skills, independence, concentration, coordination, etc., all relating to STEM in some way. These activities are prepared and distributed based on a child’s individual needs, as well as abilities and interests.