Pitsco Programs Aim to Engage More Students in STEM
Students at Stonewall Jackson Elementary are not only asking questions about matter and energy, they are answering them through hands-on experiences in a STEM lab installed by Pitsco Education last year.The lab, paired with a supporting curriculum, exposes students to science, technology, engineering, and math, in ways that are fun and engaging. The subjects are brought together, often through real-world applications that show students how and why things work. Students experience these subjects by doing, which increases understanding and retention of core academic concepts. Exploration in the STEM lab enables students to make sense of the content they previously learned in the classroom.In the end, it all comes back to preparing students for their future. STEM education helps build the life skills necessary for success in the 21st century. That’s definitely an outcome that students will appreciate in years to come.