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STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Why is STEM Important?
Science is everywhere in the world around us. Technology is continuously expanding into every aspect of our lives. Engineering is the basic designs of roads and bridges, but also tackles the challenges of changing global weather and environmentally-friendly changes to our home. Mathematics is in every occupation, every activity we do in our lives. By giving students opportunities to explore STEM-related concepts starting in kindergarten, children develop a passion for it and become better prepared for pursuing a job in a STEM field. Roughly 60% of future jobs will involve skill sets associated with science, math, engineering, or technology. A curriculum that includes STEM instruction has real-life situations to help the student learn. STEM goes a long way to make the school day fun, interesting, and full of learning!
How is STEM Incorporated in the School Day?
STEM is part of most of our regular curriculum, but specific STEM lessons and activities are taught by some teachers on Thursdays, or during particular units taught during the week by other teachers. Occasionally, teachers ask for volunteers and experts to come in for various STEM lessons to assist and enhance the lessons. In addition, Amphi has adopted the Engineering is Elementary curriculum to further support our goals.