What is STEAM?
STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, and Math. In the STEAM focus class, students learn core content for science while using an interdisciplinary approach for asking questions and solving problems. Students engage in hands-on investigations and engineering projects, design and conduct experiments, collaborate in teams, and observe and explore our local landscape on acequia nature walks.
Why is STEAM education important?
STEAM education aligns with the way we work and problem-solve in our daily lives. All of the letters of STEAM are intertwined to help solve problems. For instance, agriculture scientists are now using technology like robotics and automated systems for monitoring, watering and harvesting plants. This multidisciplinary approach helps communities conserve water. STEAM education prepares students to be future innovators and scientists.