Welcome to the
Giant Steps STEAM Lab!
What is STEAM ?
"STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. These are the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the 21st century!"
- Education Closet, 2016
STEM + Art = STEAM
STEAM learning helps students obtain a more holistic understanding of the world around them. It adds to the application of science, technology, engineering and math through the arts, exploration and creativity.
Students not only continue to examine the components of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) but are now able to delve into the world of "the arts" such as liberal arts, language arts, social studies, physical arts, fine arts, and music. This allows students to enhance their critical thinking skills. It also gives essentials tools and skills necessary to explore new and creative ways to create and problem-solve.