We are so excited about our new Makerspace Area in our classroom. Our school is focusing on developing our STEM education activities. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. A Makerspace is a classroom community area in which the students can go to create and design. There are many types of materials available. Often, creations are in response to a specific problem or question. We hope to stimulate the development of new ideas and inventions.
The four Cs of STEM are: Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity. You can often add another C to these, Compassion. Inventions and designs are often created in response to a need to show compassion to others by solving problems and making a better life experience for us all.
The Engineering Design Process in STEM Learning includes: ask, imagine, plan, design, experiment, improve, and share.