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STEAM Course Descriptions

Science

  • Project-based, inquiry model to motivate and stimulate students to learn about environmental science.
  • Allowing children to engage in inquiry-based science lessons provides them with the opportunity to explore on their own and seek their own answers.
  • When children ask questions, seek answers, and develop their own conclusions, they are doing what real scientists do. 
  • Using this method, we will cover important lessons such as the human impact on the environment, water cycle, food chains, etc.
  • We will be using the award-winning environmental science curriculum Growing Up WILD.

Technology

  • Technologies developed through engineering include the systems that provide our houses with water and heat; roads, bridges, tunnels, and the cars that we drive; airplanes and spacecraft; cellular telephones; televisions and computers; many of today’s children’s toys, and systems that create special effects in movies.
  • Teaching children how to navigate new software and software programs to be able to explore and interact with gaming and informational technological systems.

Engineering

  • Involves finding out how things are constructed and work, and thinking about what can make them work differently/better.
  • Science tries to understand the natural world; the goal of engineering is to solve practical problems through the development of technologies. 
  • Preschool children can begin to develop concepts in engineering as they design, build, and test solutions through their play– as they construct sand castles and build cities out of blocks. 
  • They can also begin to understand that tools help people do things better or more easily, or do some things that could otherwise not be done at all.

Arts

  • Art in its various forms allows students to express their feelings, describe their unique experiences, develop compassion and empathy for others. 
  • Art education also teaches students how to interpret, criticize, and use visual information to make choices and solve problems. 
  • Participate in coloring, painting, and clay activities to satisfy the visual arts and fine motor skills components of this curriculum.
  • As part of our P.E. curriculum, students will learn and practice various types of dance, such as jazz, tap, and ballet.

Mathematics & Music

  • Mathematical experiences should not be limited to “math time”. They can be embedded in almost all daily classroom activities.
  • Mathematics relates to ideas and concepts about quantity and addresses logical and spatial relationships. 
  • Children can also make connections between mathematics and musical experiences or art when they explore rhythmic or visual patterns or symmetry. 
  • Number concepts become significant to children when they develop out of experiences that are functional in their world.
  • Activities can build their understanding of number concepts, and also build foundations for understanding characteristics and properties of two- and three-dimensional geometric shapes.

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