Join us on Saturday, May 6th from 10AM to 12PM for 1st-4th grade and 1PM to 3PM for 4th-8th grade. Students will investigate an "oil spill." They will test various substances to test which one will effectively remove the oil from "animal life" (feathers and stuffed animals). If time allows, students will experiment with how to clear the oil and debris from the water as well.
What is STEM? STEM, an acronym for Science Technology Engineering and Math education, is not only an area of study but also a way of teaching and learning. STEM programs emphasize innovation, problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity. STEM education is focused in project-based and collaborative learning along with solving real-world problems. The Department of Education, in association with the National Science Foundation and the Smithsonian Institution, are leading efforts to coordinate and streamline federal efforts to improve STEM education across the country.
Everyday we are creating new technology, making new scientific discoveries, and pushing the limits of human understanding. There are more and more schools becoming STEM Academies, creating a focused education in these four areas. It is a belief that the next generation will surpass its previous. We have made leaps and bounds in Science and Technology in the last century and the next is looking to be just as extraordinary and our children need to be prepared.