Fun Learning Activites to Do With the Children in Your Life

STEM, an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, is an innovative program that enables both teachers and families to interact with students to stimulate and sustain interest in science, technology, engineering, and math, particularly in the middle school grades where interest in these subjects tends to dramatically decline. Grandparents, parents, teachers or other concerned adults introduce the “Weekly Stem Challenge” to their children who then work on the exercises with the adults in their lives. The activities are designed to stimulate family-student engagement. Research has demonstrated unequivocally that parents’ interest and involvement in their child’s learning is positively related to not only his/her academic success, but also to his/her career choice. The “STEM ACTIVITY App” created and supported by Wheelock College in Boston can provide a unique way to increase intergenerational opportunities, as many older adults have a wealth of experience in the scientific, technological, engineering, and mathematical fields. Maybe you might become the STEM ACTIVITY expert on your block. Take a look for yourself at stem-app@wheelock.edu.

 

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