STEM education integrates into a cohesive learning model, based on real-world applications.
STEM prepares kids for the technological innovations they will undoubtedly experience in their lifetime. Creativity can co-exist with science and technology and lead to creative careers like Architecture and Graphic Design. In our world of innovation, creativity is the fuel for new technologies and ideas.
STEM fosters a love of learning, instilling a passion and drive to learn. It drives curiosity and a belief in the abilities of the child and a thirst for knowledge. Observing needs, developing ideas, and experimenting with solutions encourages an important level of risk-taking that many kids want to avoid. Children will learn to stand up for their idea, make it happen, and if it fails, to try again.
Today’s children are lucky being surrounded by such advanced technology. STEM education is in the schools, but there’s so much more that can be done in the home to encourage kids to really look at the world around them, ask lots of questions and get them to observe their surroundings...try these ideas with kids in your family:
Explore through hands-on demonstrations and interactive experiences. Workplaces and factories are great places to see how things are created.
Read together – books open your kids’ eyes to new ideas and fresh perspectives.
Take family fun trips to the zoo, museum, planetarium, or go on a nature trail and bring along a notebook to record observations or sketch pictures.
Building model planes, rockets or ships can pique a child’s interest and build confidence and perseverance when completing projects.
Cooking and preparing foods can lead to research in culinary-science and create inquisitive questions and observations.