The U.S. needs 400,000 new graduates in STEM fields by 2015.
Careers traditionally American-led industries outside of science and technology, such as farming, health care, and finance also require a strong knowledge of STEM.
We need to cultivate the next generation of innovators and big thinkers.
STEM: Engineering Design Process 6. Present Results. 5. Evaluate (IF works, move to 6). 4. Create the Solution. 3. Select a Solution. 2. Generate Ideas. 1. State the Problem. Engineering Design Process
Children’s engineering provides students the opportunity to solve real-life problems by researching, designing, building and testing solutions. Projects can vary from something simple as creating a flower for a nursery rhyme to something as complex as designing a race car with safety features that protect a raw egg from breaking in a crash test. Just as real engineers work with specific criteria, materials and time limits, so must student engineers.
What does STEM mean for New Prospect Elementary students?
Students will continue to study and learn through the district’s Approved Curriculum, which focuses on all state and national standards.
STEM lessons will be layered with the current curriculum for our district.
Students from across the district may choose to attend New Prospect STEM Academy when it becomes a magnet school.