WHAT IS STEM?
STEM education is the intentional integration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and their associated practices to create a student-centered learning environment in which students investigate and engineer solutions to problems, and construct evidence-based explanations of real-world phenomena with a focus on a student’s social, emotional, physical, and academic needs through shared contributions of schools, families, and community partners. - Florida Department of Education
Science – Technology – Engineering – Math
- Science Exploration, analysis and investigation type activities
- Technology Computer activities but also invention and innovation related studies.
- Engineering Planning and designing with minimal adult direction (The Maker Space Movement is a good example of this).
- Math relationships between figures and forms, and relations between quantities expressed symbolically