STEM education is a broad based programme that focuses on four disciplines - science, technology, engineering and mathematics - by using an interdisciplinary and applied approach. It teaches students computational thinking and focuses on the real world applications of problem solving in a blended learning environment. STEM education creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators.
SPRING’s STEM programme taps into the natural and innate curiosity of young learners regarding the living world. Children are encouraged to investigate, ask questions, and to apply their thinking to solve problems encountered in everyday life. The programme will explore key scientific vocabulary, nature of technology, engineering designs, critical thinking and incorporate elements of mathematics into all subjects through a range of themed terms such as ‘The Science of Nature’ and “STEM in the Home’. Allowing the children to develop their understanding of concepts over a number of different applications.
Concepts that will be explored in the STEM programme include magnetism, electric circuits, coding, chemical reaction, nature phenomenon, volume, mass and more. Children will be exposed to the latest STEM toys including Cubetto (a robot teaching coding & computer programming), snap circuits, microscopes and more while gaining hands-on experience conducting a variety of science experiments to develop a further understanding of STEM related concepts learned.