Fox Hollow Elementary

STEM

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Welcome to STEM at Fox Hollow!

STEM is one of the specials classes here at Fox Hollow! The purpose of this site is for the students and families of Fox Hollow to stay up to date on the projects taking place in STEM class. Important announcements, resources, and requests for project materials will be posted here as well. Please check back often!

Julie Mueller, 3-5 STEM Teacher

Jen Sevy, K-2 STEM Teacher

What is STEM?

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) provides students with opportunities to design, create, test and improve solutions in real-world contexts. Students in STEM class engage in scientific inquiry and the engineering design process to build skills in communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity.

By offering children the opportunity to participate in STEM activities in elementary school, we hope many students will become inspired and interested in pursuing STEM career paths. Project-based learning is the foundation of the STEM curriculum. Through various projects, students will be given opportunities to complete authentic STEM experiences that combine the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math. Fox Hollow students will participate in design challenges, coding, and robotics throughout the year.

Why STEM?

  • 70% of all existing jobs have a technical component and 90% of all future jobs will require technological knowledge. (Center for Educational Policy and Analysis)
  • Careers in STEM fields are the fastest-growing and highest-paying positions in the 21st century global economy. (U.S. Dept. of Labor)
  • In the 21st century, scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important as we face the benefits and challenges of both globalization and a knowledge-based economy. To succeed in this new information-based and highly technological society, students need to develop their capabilities in STEM to levels much beyond what was considered acceptable in the past. (National Science Foundation)
  • STEM education creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators. Innovation leads to new products and processes that sustain our economy. This innovation and science literacy depends on a solid knowledge base in the STEM areas. It is clear that most jobs of the future will require a basic understanding of math and science. (Engineering for Kids)

Click here to view the Cherry Creek School District STEM and Innovation page.