We all know the direct relationship between STEAM and Science.  Through project-based learning and problem-based assignments, students are given the ability to apply science concepts to the real world, fostering an incredible relationship and purpose to their science education.  Our school has recently built a STEAM lab with numerous technology and engineering supplies to help foster the ideas behind STEAM.  In addition to the core science curriculum, students will be taking a STEAM elective twice a week.  I am currently working on how to differentiate curriculum between the Science Class and the STEAM elective.  My hope is to utilize the STEAM elective period as a time for students to properly learn an understanding and purpose in the scientific method and engineering process.  The idea is to use project and problem based projects that directly corrleate and cross with their core curricular content (sorry for the tongue twister!) to allow students to build their critical thinking skills while collaborating with their peers.  

 

Through this post I am hoping that as a community we can compile some of our top Driving Questions, PBL's and STEAM lessons/ideas that we have found to be successful with our students.    

Rachel Virginio
Rachel Virginio
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