Key Ideas to Consider when Implementing STEM

Barbara M Martin, Anni Reinking

Abstract


This article provides strategies for how to successfully integrate STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) concepts.  Research-based instructional strategies are introduced and described. A problem focused on constructing a bridge that supports five apples is used as an example to illustrate the instructional strategies. The strategies are divided into three themes with multiple subthemes. The themes are classroom environment, evaluation, and purposeful teaching.

Keywords


STEM; Elementary; STEAM

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