STEM is an important way to prepare students for 21st century living, and to improve student engagement and enthusiasm. It develops students’ creative and innovative thinking in and across disciplines, with a focus on the application of mathematics, science, engineering design and technology. Technology will play a role in their lives that is unprecedented for previous generations.
School Council funds and makes possible a wide variety of STEM initiatives that aim to help Adam Beck students to be successful in a world that requires scientific literacy and critical thinking skills. STEM initiatives include:
- Scientists in School, providing young scientists from Kindergarten to Grade 6 with classroom workshops that are curriculum-aligned and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) focused. They engage children in hands-on classroom and community STEM workshops, encouraging them to question, investigate and discover science in the world around them.
- University of Toronto’s Let’s Talk Science workshops led by engineering students focused on very cool hands-on activities for the classrooms such as Forensic Fun, Indy 500, Creature Creation, Roller Coaster, Rocket Science, Slime and Polymers, and Hydraulic Hijinks.
- Dash and Dot Robots and accessories
- Lego Robotics Club
- Chess sets
Have a question or an idea for a STEM program? Contact the STEM committee: [email protected]