What is STEM?

What is STEM?

According to Dr. Sherri Killins, “What STEM does is give a label to what you are already doing… helping children to explore, observe, ask questions, predict, integrate their learning… its what we’ve always done in early childhood education.”

The benefits of STEM

"The link between early childhood and STEM is indisputable. Early exposure to STEM – whether it be in school, at a museum, a library, or just engaging in the natural trial and error of play – supports children’s overall academic growth, develops early critical thinking and reasoning skills, and enhances later interest in STEM study and careers." (JD Chesloff in Sparking a Child’s Interest in Science and Technology.”

For more information:

http://www.k12.wa.us/STEM/default.aspx

http://www.washingtonstem.org/

http://blog.iat.com/2015/08/13/stem-for-elementary-school-students-how-to-instill-a-lifelong-love-of-science/