What is STEAM?

Hello all,

For my first blog post I thought I would define STEAM and some of the key features associated with it. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. This is similar to STEM, the only difference being the addition of art. STEAM projects consist of materials and objects that can be manipulated to create a product. This product is usually a result of a leading question or task given from the instructor. This question/task is meant to be open-ended in order for students to stretch their creativity and reach their own conclusions.

Some examples of STEAM projects are listen below:

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5 Replies to “What is STEAM?”

  1. I did not even know STEAM was a thing, I know about STEM though. I really like this topic and always prefer when people define their topic before going into detail. Thank you for that. I am looking forward to hearing and learning all about this new concept. Great Job! 🙂

  2. As it is known, I am a strong advocate for STEM, science and math are core. But at the same time, ART and those personal development/ creative courses are often cast aside. I really like this topic, the link provided offered an easy example of how to use it within the class.

  3. I love the idea of this topic! I love using cross-curricular instruction so bringing STEAM into the classroom would be a beautiful way to do that! I love letting students display their learning in different ways.

  4. I love the concept of steam over stem. I think the challenging aspect of stem is that it only really works for analytical learners. How would you apply art to this method? Have you ever attempted using this method?

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