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STEM For Kids – Let Go Of Your Mind
STEM is a philosophy. It’s a way of thinking about how educators help students integrate knowledge across disciplines, encouraging them to ponder in a more connected and holistic way.
STEM gives kids a chance to investigate an idea in a variety of settings. For example, to help practice counting, students are taken outside to count real objects that they find – rocks, acorns, and leaves. This strengthens their learning the same skills or an idea in a different context. Further, by asking the right question educators integrate science into this learning. The investigation is stimulated as students begin to explore size, shape, patterns, and quantities.
In this way, children can learn concepts from different disciplines in different contexts, all in ways that are naturally engaging to them.
But what is the right age to start STEM education for kids?
Preschool is the best time to introduce STEM and let kindergartens explore their wonderful world around them. Below are some great ideas to get you started on introducing STEM to kids, especially preschoolers.
Lego bricks magically open the imaginations of children at every age. Students learn how to put together a car and then all assembled cars race down the ramp to see which one is faster. This opens up a number of discussions – which car performed better or did the size, shape and the number of wheels makes any difference? How things roll, spin and balance.
collection of toothpicks with food items – banana slices, apple chunks, marshmallows are required for a toothpick structure. The food items are interconnected using toothpicks while creating a structure. Even cards and cups can be added to this project to build towers, bridges, and buildings. Teachers get kids interested by asking questions like what works well? What could be different? What can be changed?
At techjoyntfoundation, we focus our energies in exposing children to the wonder of STEM. Together we find solutions to real world issues while creating sparks in the young minds. We take special pride in our engineering and computer science curriculum that is specially designed keeping in mind the future industry and academic needs.
We look forward to serving young minds in your community.