Bailey: STEM education

Students pulling samples

From The Fairplay Flume (Lori Bennet):

Dropping eggs from second floor buildings and programming robots sounds like fun. True, but these activities are preparing students for jobs that use serious science, technology, art and math skills.

“We are giving kids skills for jobs in the 21st century that may not even have been created yet,” said, Ginger Slocum, principal of Fitzsimmons Middle School in Bailey.
You may have heard the term, STEM, in schools when discussing science skills. However, STEM is much more than just a science class.

“STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach,” per the website, http://www.livescience.com.

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