There’s no dispute that STEM and STEAM skills are vital in children’s education. That’s why every November 8 since 2015, National STEM/STEAM Day illuminates science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Encouraging children to advance in these fields will crucially support the country’s backbone — and it’s future.
National STEM/STEAM Day is the perfect opportunity to explore these topics and get children excited about learning.
Here are some fun ways to celebrate:
How to Celebrate National STEM/STEAM Day
Indulge the Inner Inventor
Kids are natural inventors. They’re always looking for ways to solve problems and make their mark on the world. STEM/STEAM skills give them the tools they need to turn their ideas into reality.
Through the power of invention, kids learn to take risks with their choices. They use their powers of critical thinking, partnership with others, problem-solving, and reasoning skills to delve forward and achieve results. STEM learning is an excellent way for kids to develop these skills while having fun.
On National STEM/STEAM Day, encourage your child to let their creativity run wild.
Visit a Museum…Virtually
STEM education is vital to preparing the next generation of innovators and leaders. STEM learning helps students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
On National STEM/STEAM Day, museums offer a variety of programs that engage young learners in STEM concepts. These programs are designed to spark curiosity and inspire a love of learning.
Many locations also offer free movies, guided digital tours, and webcasts and seminars to allow students to integrate with STEM learning efforts from afar.
Teach the Real World
STEM learning is all about problem-solving and critical thinking, so it’s essential to make sure your child is engaged and excited about the material.
One way to do this is by using games and puzzles focusing on STEM concepts. Not only will your child be having fun, but they’ll also be learning critical STEM skills.
All STEM/STEAM-based projects focus on the crux of developing thoughtful solutions for real-world concerns. A key for students, these projects allow them to see and experience the impact of what they’ve learned.
By studying STEM, you can learn how to make the world a better place. With a STEM education, you might be the one to find the solutions to the world’s problems.
Improve with Art
Developing artists whose creativity extends beyond the realms of fantasy find encouragement to build on their skills by creating fresh STEM projects that unite technology with art.
STEM offers artists a chance to explore new dimensions in their work, and to create something that is both functional and beautiful. By combining art and STEM, artists can bring their vision to life in ways that were once impossible.
Some of the most popular STEM projects for artists include 3D printing, robotics, and circuitry.
What are we are doing
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You Be The Chemist is building the future workforce by celebrating the role of science and chemistry in everyday learning and life.
For more STEM and STEAM activities, Google National STEM Day, and don’t forget to celebrate our nation’s STEM and STEAM superstars — the scientists, engineers, artists, and mathematicians who make incredible things happen every day!