The current state of education is a regular topic of news and conversation across the nation. In 2024, the subjects of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) will continue to be foundational to the latest developments in education and essential to many of the most in-demand career pathways.
The middle school years are a crucial time for students to develop their academic skills in all subjects, including the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. For students to fully develop a strong STEM identity, they need to participate in hands-on activities and projects that help them comprehensively understand key concepts.
The new year brings new resolutions. For many students, teachers, and parents, an achievable and important resolution is to read more books—and some of those books might just focus on our favorite STEM subjects!
A step-by-step guide to bringing a comprehensive STEM program to the schools in your district
It’s that time of year again when students are readjusting to classroom life after a summer without semesters, report cards, or passing periods. For middle school students, the “summer slide” can distract them from engaging in classroom activities and discussions or losing interest in school subjects they may have thoroughly enjoyed before.
How to inspire confident STEM learners, engage middle school students in hands-on learning activities, and other resources for middle school STEM teachers. The middle school years mark the transition from elementary school to high school. In these few formative years, students transition from a single teacher to multiple teachers, from general studies to more focused subjects, and from a class of peers to multiple classes with numerous peers.
What is the difference between STEM kits for home use and STEM kits designed for the classroom? Learn all about classroom STEM kits and how to bring them to your students. STEM awareness has grown in recent years, which is awesome news for expanding STEM education and closing the equity gap in access to STEM education.
Having opportunities for hands-on learning is essential for any 6th Grade STEM curriculum, which is why we’re so glad to be able to offer our STEM Pathways Lab to allow students entering Middle School to explore concepts in structural & mechanical engineering, physics, rapid prototyping & 3D printing, computer science, and robotics.
At Kid Spark Education we’re proud to offer programs that make it possible for educators in early childhood education to Middle School to teach STEM. Our elementary and middle school STEM programs provide value by helping children to see themselves as critical thinkers and problem solvers, both skills that have countless applications.