Mythbuster Series: Myths and Misconceptions in Early STEM learning

Publication Date:

March-April 2020

In 2019, we asked 29 early childhood STEM experts what were some misconceptions about early STEM learning they have come across in their work. We then analyzed and organized their responses, and searched the literature to debunk the myths and misconceptions with facts. In this blog series, we hope by clearing up these myths with the evidence base.



  • Practitioners
  • Families
  • Faculty & PD providers

Developmental stage: 

  • No age range specified

Resource Type: 

  • Blog posts


  • STEM
  • Inclusion

Level of Intended Impact: 

  • Awareness


  • English

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