For more than 30 years, Evan-Moor has been helping children learn. It’s not a secret in education that many students turn off on science, technology and math relatively early in their school careers. Kids will often say the subjects are too hard or they just don’t “get them.” Inevitably, this leads to fewer individuals pursuing careers in math, sci
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ence, technology and engineering. The goal of STEM in education is to make these subjects less intimidating and more accessible to all students.
STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. STEM related careers are growing by leaps and bounds, faster than several other professional avenues. However, students in the United States have lagged behind other countries in terms of science, technology, engineering and mathematical achievements in the classroom. STEM educational activities and programs introduce students to these disciplines through fun, innovative hands-on activities like robotics, coding and more. The earlier students are exposed to STEM programs the better! When kids start STEM activities in preschool, by the time they reach middle and high school, the once fearful, difficult subjects don’t seem as menacing. They are in the comfort zone, not outside of it, making students interested in potentially pursuing advanced studies and possibly even careers in these disciplines.
With STEM resources and materials from Evan-Moor, teachers, parents and homeschoolers will find age-appropriate STEM activities and projects that get and keep kids excited about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The Smart Start STEM series is ideal for early childhood grades, introducing young learners to science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts through grade-level appropriate stories, activities and journal writing they tackle with an adult.
Thinking outside the box, along with being a critical and creative problem solver is not just a valuable academic skill, it is a life skill, and one which will travel a long way in helping students to be successful in the classroom and beyond. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are in every facet of our lives today, making STEM education a vital component in contemporary education. At Evan-Moor, you will discover cutting-edge STEM activities and programs to easily integrate STEM education into daily classroom life.