Importance of STEM in Science
STEM refers to the study of the subjects related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. STEM teachers employ hands-on and activity-based methods of teaching, hope to get learners interested in science again. By integrating these with the fundamentals and principals of STEM, concepts are brought to life; and students are exposed to new opportunities to apply the concepts, fundamentals and principles of STEM to real-life situations. The Australian government has realised the importance of STEM in today’s day and age and is focusing on getting Australians back on track.
Scientists and teachers all over the world are trying to find new and improved ways to get students interested in science again. Programs like, “Mythbusters” and “Life on the Line”, show students that science is fun through experiments and daredevil stunts. Students are kept entertained, but are learning complex theories and scientific concepts as they watch.
STEMmates – cultivating curiosity, passion and imagination for Science
STEMmates is playing its part to make science fun for our Australian youth. Our specially formulated courses teach students concepts that they can use even later on in life. Students are encouraged to form their own solutions to problems through activities that are fun and collaborative.
Our courses use hands-on methods so that students are actively learning, rather than just memorising theories.
In our robotics course for example, students as young as 7, learn how to design and build simple robots, learn about robot brains and even engineering concepts.
In our forensics course, students are taught how to do analysis of fingerprints, ink, hand-writing and even start how DNA is used to solve criminal cases.
STEMmates seeks to play an active role in this new focus on science and STEM related subjects. Our courses encourage exploration and experimentation as part of the holistic learning journey that is aimed at raising the numbers of Australians interested in science and working in STEM-related careers.
Find out more about our courses and how science can be fun for your children on our website or Facebook pages.