Why bring STEM into this classroom? Because it creates problem solvers! STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. STEM skills allow students to identify problems and use a logical approach to find a solution. STEM is more than content; it’s a way of thinking and doing.
Each lesson in this course is designed to promote the idea of independent problem solvers. Students will briefly review a topic from space exploration to digital storytelling; at the completion of each topic, they will then be presented with a challenge. Using the design cycle, students are encouraged to research a topic, make a plan to complete the challenge, engineer a device or create a presentation that meets the challenge, examine their work in order to make improvements and share their ideas.
All twenty topics include a 3D printing lesson that reinforces the topic. Each lesson is in a presentation format with easy step by step directions to follow.
A Teacher’s Guide is included to help teachers coach students as they explore what it means to become problem solvers. This guide also contains information on the 3D printing lesson and additional resources.
Both the lesson presentation and the challenges are created to help students examine what is happening in the world around them, identify needs and be part of a solution, all while meeting state standards for education.
Twenty STEM lessons for High School grades 9-12. Subject areas included in these lessons are: social studies, English/Language arts, health, technology, science, math, engineering, art/digital art, music, business, and family and consumer science. There is also a teacher’s guide, 3D presentation for each topic and teacher resources for each topic.
STEM:IT High School is broken down by lesson. Each lesson will contain a STEM challenge and 3D Project Presentation.
STEM:IT was built with 21st century learning skills in mind. While each STEM:IT lesson contains core content standards found within that subject, every challenge also includes NGSS engineering standards, ISTE technology standards, and Common Core technical standards. Click the link below to explore the NGSS, ISTE, and Common Core standards utilized across the STEM:IT series curriculum.