STEAM Ahead® is a cross-curricular method of posing concepts as challenges. This allows your child to discover innovative approaches to solving problems while being creative and having fun.
Because children are innately curious and open to learning, the STEAM Ahead® approach is a natural way for using science to figure out how the world works. Engaging activities such as engineering a play-sized treehouse or constructing a rain gauge to measure and observe water levels will promote the type of learning that invites persistent problem-solving abilities.
The word technology implies computers and the internet, but it simply means any man-made object. Your child will use simple tools such as pulleys and ramps to discover the relationships of cause and effect as they learn about how we use tools to accomplish tasks.
Engineering is the creative application of math, science and technology to solve a problem. With STEAM Ahead®, each child can use fun and engaging materials to design, build, and test solutions for understanding how things work.
Art is an important component of STEAM for developing a creative mindset in your child. Opportunities to innovate, observe, and pretend will instill confidence and promote the sense of healthy risk-taking needed for higher levels of learning.
Everyday math experiences that involve numbers, operations, patterns, measurement and shapes are important for developing your child into an abstract thinker. Playing with math concepts and using the language of mathematics lays a solid foundation for more complex math and science skills needed later in life.