Fernan STEM Academy

Where falcons feed on education; no goal's too high where falcons fly

What Does STEM Education Look Like?

· Project-based learning:  Examples include building a robot to accomplish a specific task or building a windmill to learn about energy.

· Inquiry-based learning: Students are focused on a question.  One example might be tackling an environmental question.

· Hands-On Learning: Examples include using manipulatives in math or building with Legos.

· Experiential Learning: The educator’s role is to organize and facilitate direct experiences such as collecting plant and water samples.

· Problem solving Learning: The students are given the tools and guidance to solve problems, not regurgitate information.

 STEM education is a natural fit for elementary students who have an incredible imagination and natural curiosity about the world and how it works.