What is STEM?
STEM is an acronym. It stands for science, technology, engineering, and math.
- Science is the study and understanding of the natural world.
- Technology refers to tools and simple machines that make work easier.
- Engineering is using tools to plan and design a solution to a problem.
- Math is the study and understanding of shapes, numbers, and patterns.
Elementary level STEM education includes customized lesson plans that teach fundamental coursework while introducing students to the various fields of study and potential occupations a STEM education will offer. The objective of educators is not to force new thoughts and ideas on students, but to allow the children to grow interests in subjects organically and developing their systematic approaches to problem-solving.