Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics
The Nebraska 4-H STEM Reading Connections Program
We are here to help you develop children and youth’s love for STEM through imagination guides.
This program provides all caregivers (early childhood professionals and parents) with books, guided questions, and expanded learning resources to support literacy development, enhance relationships, and to make a connection with your local library. Each year the theme changes, but the imagination guides always include the following:
- Conversation Starters
- STEM Connections
- Related Readings
- Story Extensions
- Music & Movement
- Creative Arts
- Complimentary Family Fun Guide
2021 Summer Reading Program Tales of Tails
Unearth the Amazing World of Animal Habitats
Children are naturally curious about nature and science. Discover how you can foster an appreciation for animals and their homes. The following books have been selected and paired with activities that provide opportunities for exploration and play to inspire creativity and wonder.
STEM Challenge: How does a cactus conserve water?
STEM Challenge: What is the best barn design?
STEM Challenge: How can you construct a bird nest?
STEM Challenge: How can you design a safe and sturdy pet carrier?
STEM Challenge: What is the best way to clean up an oil spill?
STEM Challenge: How can you use static electricity to make frogs jump?
STEM Challenge: How do leaves breathe?
The activities engage the children. The connection between the activities and the book content is easy to grasp. These guides encourage play and the children are eager to participate.
2021 Library Commission Theme: Tails and Tales
Looking for engagement for school-aged children in your care? This program is available to youth development and early childhood professionals, afterschool clubs, summer school and camps, libraries, and parents. Resources provide engaging learning opportunities to spark an interest in STEM concepts and 4-H.
4-H 2021 Resources
- At Your Service Lesson
- Animal Adaptations Lesson
- Tales from Animal Tails Lesson
- Heads and Tails (Your Money Story) Lesson
- Clover Kid Habitat Workshop
- 4-H Human Development Wildlife Workshop
No endorsement of products or services by 4-H is intended or implied.
Want to request this program? Please contact us.