STEM Education: How to Spark Your Kid's Interest in Creative Innovation by Jessica Acree

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5 months ago
STEM Education: How to Spark Your Kid's Interest in Creative Innovation

“As engineers, we were going to be in a position to change the world – not just study it.” – Henry Petroski, American engineer

According to the U.S. Department of Education, "it’s more important than ever for our youth to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to solve tough problems, gather and evaluate evidence, and make sense of information." That's where the acronym STEM comes in: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

More and more schools are catering to a STEM education, giving young minds a chance to really dive into these subjects while making hands-on learning part of the curriculum to really get their mental gears moving. Sparking an interest early could be the key to future success! There are ways you can fuel your child's thirst for innovation, too! Check out these ideas:

  • Look up Engineering for Kids programs in your community.
  • Check out a local robotics competition – many schools have teams.
  • Enroll in a monthly subscription like STEM Discovery Boxes or StemBox.
  • Type "STEM projects" into Pinterest and take your pick! So many fun ideas for all ages.

What STEM activities have your kids enjoyed experimenting with?

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Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Absolutely agree with you 100%, Jessica Acree . STEM education is crucial for kids in order to keep up with where society is going. Plus, it's fun! There are tech camps and coding schools and so much more now that kids can learn while having a great time. Thank you for sharing this!
Jessica Acree
Reading our "Rebel Girls" stories really has me thinking lately! It's one of those things that may seem intimidating to some, but once you dive in the possibilities are endless and you're right, it's fun! Thanks for sharing more great ideas too :)

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Renee Herren
Great tip! My son participated in summer stem camps in elementary school and he had the best time! It was amazing to see all of the different skills and projects they worked on throughout the week.
Jessica Acree
That’s so wonderful to hear! I bet when the kids are focused they knock out some impressive work that they feel really proud of! How cool.

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