Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics—STEM, and therefore, STEM education—are vital to our future—the future of our country, the future of our region and the future of our children. Besides, STEM is everywhere; it shapes our everyday experiences. Science is our natural world— sun, moon and stars…lands and oceans…weather, natural disasters, the diversity of nature, animals (large, small, microbial)…plants and food…the fuel that heats our homes and powers transportation…The list is almost endless. In today’s world, technology means computers and smartphones, but it goes back to television, radio, microscopes, telegraph, telescopes, the compass, and even the first wheel. Yes, engineering designs buildings, roads, and bridges, but it also tackles today’s challenges of transportation, global warming and environment-friendly machines, appliances and systems. We only have to look around to see what improvements to our lives and our homes have been engineered in the last decade alone. We encounter mathematics at the grocery store, the bank, on tax forms, in dealing with investments and the family budget. Every other STEM field depends on mathematics. STEM is important, because it pervades every aspect of our lives. Phalarope's programs are aim to improve learning experiences for your children in math and science, therefore preparing them for the future.
TO ACTION STEM PROGRAM
This curriculum will take into
consideration schools’ limited access to teaching resources, high
student-teacher ratio, rural location. Phalarope’s “
Learn to Action STEM program” will promote students to investigate and
engineer solutions to problems, and construct evidence-based explanations of
real-world phenomena connecting all four areas of STEM. It will also focus on a student’s social,
emotional, physical, and academic needs through shared contributions of
schools, families, and community partners. Phalarope will use an aquaponics ecosystem to develop lessons plans,
games, and problem-solving activities to teach STEM concepts.
math and science score among 3rd to 6th grade children
- Reduce drop-out rates among 3rd to 6th grade children
- To train teachers on content and delivery STEM concepts
- To create hands-on models to teach STEM concepts