What is STEM?
"In a world that’s becoming increasingly complex, where success is driven not only by what you know, but by what you can do with what you know, it’s more important than ever for our youth to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to solve tough problems, gather and evaluate evidence, and make sense of information. These are the types of skills that students learn by studying science, technology, engineering, and math—subjects collectively known as STEM." According to the US Department of Education.
In the STEM lab students will interact with multiple curriculum areas in a hands on way. We will focus on real world issues or problems and ways to solve them. We will be using the engineering process: define the problem, plan a solution, make a model, test the model, reflect, and redesign.We will use a hands-on inquiry and open ended exploration to solve problems. We will engage in productive teamwork during lessons. We will apply science and math concepts into our solutions. We will have multiple correct answers. We will view failure as a necessary part of the design and learning process.