• What Does STEM Education Look Like?

    · STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

    · 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.