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Big Rain Coming

Posted on September 4th, 2019 in STEM literacy links

Big Rain Coming | Author: Katrina Garmain  | Age: 4+ years

People laying on mattresses outside under the stars

‘Big rain coming’ is a lyrical story about waiting for the rain. Old Stephen wisely predicts throughout the book that rain is coming. Clouds are forming, but all week long it does not rain and the children and animals try different things to stay cool. The long wait and the joyful relief for the ‘wonderful cool wet rain’ are wonderfully conveyed by the vibrant and bold illustrations of Bronwyn Bancroft.

Predictions can serve as hypotheses during scientific research. What do the children already know about rain and what stories shape their understanding? What do animals and people do when there is no water? What could they make or do to help save water?

With our book recommendations, we want to help you spark a conversation that leads children to discover STEM in their everyday lives. Have the courage to go beyond the obvious STEM connections and embrace all questions that may come out of your discussion with the children.

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