At NICERC, we believe that education should be engaging, relevant, and inspire a curiosity and excitement for learning. Our elementary S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) material engages students with simple hands-on projects that bring concepts to life and encourage creativity. Students follow the scientific method as they investigate questions and ideas based on real world scenarios then explain what they have learned though writing, art, or other media. We believe creativity and artistic expression through writing, drawing, digital media, or otherwise is vital to the learning process. This is the basis for our STEAM rather than STEM approach.
Our STEAM Day events take students on an investigation of the question “Is air really a form of matter?” Students see how everyday items can become tools of investigation and, with a little creativity and engineering, taken large scale for a more dramatic result. Students have the opportunity to participate through questions, suggestions, idea sharing, and volunteering. Once the question is answered, students then take a slightly deeper exploration into air as we look at Bernoulli’s principle as well as creating a working hovercraft.
For more information on STEAM Days, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.