Interest and curiosity!
- Kids have a natural interest and curiosity about how things work. Through STEAM lessons they will work together to solve open-ended problems and share ideas. They find this kind of learning is FUN!
In 1995 the movie Apollo 13* came out. You may remember some of these situations unfolding:
Jim Lovell: Houston, we have a problem.
This is STEAM.
Science, Technology, Engineering, (the) Arts, and Math. When a problem happens, this is what the next step is! There is a design model, a process, a way of thinking that takes a "problem" and forms possible solutions. The ENGINEERING PROCESS is one we are engaging all students, Pre-K through 5th, in to be co-learners and observers.
Blanche Lovell: Are you scared?
Susan Lovell: [nods]
Blanche Lovell: Well don't you worry, honey. If they could get a washing machine to fly, my Jimmy could land it.
Go with the washing machine. That is ludicrous to consider but, in the mind of a child, they have not been programmed to default into deficit thinking.
All they see is possibility.
We can't let this get away!
NASA Director: This could be the worst disaster NASA's ever experienced.
Gene Kranz: With all due respect, sir, I believe this is gonna be our finest hour.
This is an amazing possibility to do just that.
You DON'T want to miss this.
*“Apollo 13 (1995).” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/title/tt0112384/?ref_=ttqt_qt_tt.