Power up STEAM with NASA and project-based learning
STEAM is an integrative approach that builds student interest in science, technology, engineering, arts and math as it develops a range of important skills. The multidisciplinary nature of STEAM addresses the ISTE Standards and reinvents learning by:
- Promoting collaboration among educators across disciplines to develop projects or challenges.
- Designing activities that use data to address real-world issues.
- Helping students apply higher-order thinking skills to open-ended problems.
- Allowing students to design and innovate.
The STEAM approach fosters innovation, values real-world application, builds content knowledge and provides hands-on learning opportunities for students. With STEAM, educators can capture the imagination and empower students to explore a universe of possibilities.
Your road map to STEAM projects
Discover creative ideas for blending arts with science, technology, engineering and math with project ideas and best practices in the book STEAM Power by Tim Needles.
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