STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM education is the practice of using these academic disciplines to challenge students to think critically by problem-solving, analyzing, evaluating, and looking for more than one way to solve a problem. It not only encourages higher order thinking skills but it connects to the regular classroom instruction by making it relevant and understandable.
Pike Liberal Arts School will begin implementing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Lab for the 2022-23 school year for grades 1-6. STEM Lab will focus on a student-centered environment with hands-on learning encouraging creativity, curiosity, problem-solving, and critical thinking in these academic areas. Students will actively engage in real world challenges that will allow for multiple ways to solve a problem while also encouraging cooperative and positive social interactions. STEM activities allow students to make mistakes in a safe environment and learn from them by evaluating and analyzing what went wrong and how it could be fixed, as well as how to improve upon a successful idea.
STEM supports students in becoming leaders in their own learning in a non-traditional academic environment. STEM is a wonderful tool for encouraging students to appreciate and foster a love of learning in science, technology, engineering, and math.
STEM Lab requires numerous hands-on learning tools, devices, and supplies to be successful. Reaching approximately 180 students in our school will make this endeavor a truly worthwhile one. The donations for materials and supplies will be a great investment in the future of our children.
Click the icon to the right to read a letter from Kim Gulledge, Director of Pike STEM
Click the icon to the left for a paper donation form to be turned in to the school