We all know kids are curious. In fact, Powerful Schools’ most popular after-school classes are often STEM themed. Some of these include: Wacky Science, Herbal Potions and How Airplanes Fly and Boats Float. We LOVE that moment when a student makes a discovery. You can practically see the light bulb go off and their imaginations open to even bigger and deeper questions.
With the support of Washington STEM, Powerful Schools aims to harness the power of this curiosity and continue building upon it during the impressionable 4th and 5th grade years. We believe, with this project, we will help change the whole school’s perception around STEM. Through student driven activities, that make STEM fun, and with students also having mentoring from STEM professionals that look like them, they will vastly increase their interest in STEM related study and future fields of study.
Over the last couple of years, Powerful Schools has had more and more conversations with many of our school partners about how we can support their interest and efforts to increase STEM participation and achievement among their students …
Keep reading the post at Washington STEM: http://washingtonstem.org/blog/2012/08/28/2771/