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Diana Ceja, Coordinator Riverside County Office of Education Curiosity Unleashed
What is STEM? STEM education is an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to learning that provides hands-on and relevant learning experiences for students.
Think Critically Problem Solve Skills Make Sense of Data Gather and Evaluate Evidence Creative and Collaborative Skills
What does STEM Look Like?
Shapes that Make Structures Strong Materials Needed • Stirs • Thumb tacks Build a square and a triangle. What do you notice? What do you wonder?
Bridge Construction Materials Needed • 3 - cups • 12 - washers • 3 - sheets of 8 ½ x 11 paper Question: Does the construction of a bridge determine its overall strength?
Why it Works
http: //www. silvergames. com/bridge-builder
Tips for Parents • Talk with your child about STEM-related topics. • Encourage curiosity and questioning. • Watch science and technology TV and videos with your child. • Create a STEM- Home. • Search out STEM-related recreational activities. Your enthusiasm will be the greatest motivator for your child’s interest in STEM. http: //www. middleweb. com/3569/10 -stem-tips-for-parents/
Great Websites • • • Cyber Chase Zoom Design Squad Nation NASA Kids Club Code. org Engineering, Go for it! Wonderopolis Exploratorium National Geographic Kids http: //www. mastersindatascience. org/blog/the-ultimate-stem-guide-for-kids-239 cool-sites-about-science-technology-engineering-and-math/
http: //www. rcoe. us/educational-services/instructional-services/rcoe-stem-center/