The best way to explain STEM is to observe a STEM classroom! Students are engaged, talking with each other, planning, sharing ideas, using trial and error methods, helping one another and expanding their understanding of various skills and scientific concepts being presented in class. The observer to the STEM classroom sees students who are busy exploring, delving deeper, asking why or why not, writing, rewriting, thinking creatively, and thinking critically.
The STEM classroom shows life and growth and a love for learning. Twenty-first-century skills are being honed as students grow in their ability to communicate effectively, collaborate with others on projects, and find solutions to problems. Listening to others and showing respect for one another are also developed in the STEM classroom.