STEM is becoming a very popular buzz word in education and you may be hearing a lot about it. So what is STEM and how can it benefit your child?
It stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Exposure to STEM subjects can help students develop important problem solving and critical thinking skills from a young age, and prepare them for school and future careers.
Here are five suggestions to help students get excited from our math and science tutors:
Students can try a series of STEM based projects from making their own slime at home to conducting science experiments. If you are looking for a guide check out Try This! 50 Fun & Safe Experiments for the Mad Scientist in You.
Visit your local library or bookstore to pick out books with STEM content for students of all ages. There is no shortage of books to choose from starting with picture books to older content. Looking for inspiration? A few of our favourites include Charlotte the Scientist is Squished and Innovation Nation.
Encourage your child to look into STEM based clubs, extracurricular activities, and after school programming. Tap into STEM related interests like coding and robotics.
STEM Role Models
Know someone in a STEM-related job? Invite them over for coffee or dinner and let your child learn and pick their brain about what they do.
Educational Field Trips
Extracurricular trips are a great opportunity to expose students to new learning experiences. Visit your local science centre, museum or aquarium for some enriching adventures outside of the classroom.
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