STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. We believe that STEM skills are critical tools allowing a person to make sense of the world around them, to organize their thoughts and ideas, and to translate those thoughts and ideas into tangible manifestations. To the untrained eye STEM topics may seem a bit to advanced for preschool, however, young children are deeply fascinated by this work and naturally use it in their play. Below are some of the ways STEM explorations that happen at Wild Primrose:
- Science: Scientific method, sensory experiences, body systems, anatomy, electricity, magnets, gravity, friction, force, energy, states of matter, chemical reactions, geography, solar systems
- Technology: Simple machines, building and taking apart, using various tools for a range of jobs
- Engineering: Making and executing plans to solve problems, big picture/small details, parts to a whole, combining things to make something new,building structures, paths, and systems.
- Mathematics: Classification, organization, patterns, measurement, rhythm, data keeping, data sharing, predicting, mapping