Tuesday 12 November 2019

Exploring STEM Subjects at Home.

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Over the last few years you may have seen the word STEM popping up more and more when it comes to education, learning and even toys! STEM actually stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths and it aims to empower and inspire future generations in bid to raise dynamic and innovative young people through their love of these subjects. 

To highlight the many benefits of studying STEM subjects, Orchard House School have put together the following information for parents or anyone interesting in learning more about STEM, how it works and why we should encourage our children to learn through it... 

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. These four subjects are an important part of your child’s education because they can provide many excellent career opportunities. This is because there are many key industries that rely on graduates with STEM-based qualifications. There are also many important life skills to be learnt through STEM subjects, such as problem solving, teamwork, critical thinking and independence. 

There’s no better time to start exploring STEM subjects than as a child. It is important for children to understand the connections between each of the STEM subjects, as well as their importance in the real world. Most schools integrate STEM subjects into their curriculum, in order to help young people develop an interest in these areas as early as possible.  

There are also many fun and interactive activities you can do at home to explore STEM subjects with your child. A great place to start is by simply pointing out STEM learning opportunities in the world around them. Take your children outside to explore nature and teach them about how things grow. Stimulate your child’s curiosity by allowing them to conduct safe experiments at home, and play games and puzzles together to help develop their problem solving skills. Even cooking can help a child to develop their maths skills by calculating quantities and measurements.  

If you would like more information about STEM subjects and how you can help your child to study them at home, you can find some great resources online. You can also speak to your child’s school who will be able to give you an overview of the curriculum and provide advice on how to support your child’s learning. 

Do you have any favourite activities that use STEM?


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1 comment:

  1. My girls always used to love STEM toys and games. They still do. Things like K'Nex, science kits and building sets x