STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)

STEAM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in five specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering art and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Rather than teach the five disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEAM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications.  All students at ACES in grades K-8 are exposed to STEAM through hands-on projects throughout the year.  Middle School students are also offered to choose a STEAM elective course that is a full-year course focusing on the STEAM disciplines.
 
 

Resources

According to the National Education Association, these are the best STEM resources for students:


Exploratorium
http://www.exploratorium.edu/


NASA - Educators
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/index.html


eGFI: Dream Up the Future
http://www.egfi-k12.org/


Kinetic City
http://www.kineticcity.com/

National STEM Video Game Challenge
http://www.stemchallenge.org/


Master Tools
http://www.shodor.org/master/

Engineer your Life
http://www.engineeryourlife.org/