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.
According to the National Education Association, these are the best STEM resources for students:
NASA - Educators
eGFI: Dream Up the Future
National STEM Video Game Challenge
Engineer your Life