STEM is everywhere and refers to the study of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics related subjects. Civilisations across the centuries have made sense of the world using Math and Science. For example, the ancient Greeks, like the Pythagoreans, showed the prevalence of geometry in triangles in our daily lives. Galileo also called upon Science and Maths to describe astronomy.
The Fibonacci sequence is ever present in nature, from sunflower seeds to tornadoes and even galaxies. Speaking of galaxies, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”, by Douglas Adams, gives us the answer to life’s ultimate question is 42.
We are Math and Science
The way we move is explained by Physics and Chemistry. Our bodies are composed of chemicals and Biology plays a big role in understanding how we are formed. When we move, we use energy, which is converted from one form to another. Our heart beats at a certain number per minute as we take so many breaths in a day. As you read this, your brain is talking to your eyes, making sense of the squiggles on the screen and combining these with past knowledge to interpret black lines on a white page. Math and Science govern our lives and make sense of our entire being and everything that we do.
The future of STEM
If Math and Science have been everywhere since the world first began – and is now coupled with modern technology and engineering – the reasons to not be involved, interested or a part of STEM are getting few and far between. The capability of the human brain and the amount of growth and knowledge that has been gained in the past decades due to this increase in technological ability is huge. Staying away from STEM is no longer an option.
Children are the future
Children are our future. They are the next generation of philosophers, scientists, engineers and researchers. They will solve our world’s great problems and they will find solutions for the issues that we leave behind. They will need to be equipped with all the tools and skills and knowledge needed to strive in the future. Getting your children involved in STEM and interested in these subjects is essential to their growth and their success. Children all over the world are experimenting and innovating new ideas and we must get our Australian children doing the same and getting interested in STEM.
STEMmates courses are designed for children from 7 years old, instilling in them the minds of a problem-solver, critical analyst and a communicator. Developing both soft skills and technological skills in order to solve real world problems. Get your child involved today in this very important aspect of his or her life. Find out how through our Facebook and website pages.