Giving students experiences in STEM skills through LEGO Robotics, STEM Week in middle school, Pi Day, and even Doctor week in Pre K are Parker priorities.
Ten skills gained from STEM activities:
o Accuracy in record-keeping and communicating findings.
o Researching topics and determining good, reliable sources of information.
o Analyzing small parts of systems and seeing relationships; noticing details in content and process.
o Recognizing cause and effect relationships and distinguishing fact and opinion.
o Using mathematical skills for calculations and measurements.
o Predicting and drawing conclusions using data.
o Reading and understanding technical materials.
o Repairing equipment and using software.
o Communicating with others and listening.
o Thinking creatively, solving problems and experimenting.
Plus, there is the sheer joy and excitement about science, technology, engineering and math!