There is a perception that the complexity of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) is too advanced for children and teens. Some people, meanwhile, think these subjects must be taught in a very rigid way. STEM workshops show that this is not true. How?
When a student is introduced to STEM early in life, they are more likely to foster an enduring interest in learning and a deeper understanding of how to apply knowledge. STEM activities with qualified teachers will prepare them well for further education and successful careers. Here are a few reasons why STEM can be an important part of a student’s winter break.
When students are given the opportunity to do hands-on activities outside of the regular classroom as they will in STEM tutoring, their confidence will increase. Confidence inspires motivation, which a student can carry into the New Year after winter break.
Teachers of STEM build confidence by providing a fun and disciplined environment where students have a chance to succeed. For example, a student who struggles with math at school will see how it connects to the real world and get a chance to use what they have been taught. Students will take this enriched experience back to school, which can help them excel in their classes.
Why would a student benefit from school work over the winter break? Here are a few reasons:
If the brain is like a muscle, then students should exercise it. This will make the adjustment back to school after the break easier so that they can get ahead. STEM provides a structure for learning that is stimulating, but allows for play. This balance will make the break fun and encourage a smooth return to classes in January.
The hands-on learning environment created by STEM lessons makes students more prepared for advanced education. When students get a chance to participate in the application of knowledge, as they do in a STEM activity, they gain a deeper understanding of complex concepts.
In the real world, learning is part of life and building a career. When you foster interdisciplinary and enjoyable experiences, like those that occur in STEM classes, students will be better prepared for their futures.
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