Programming and computer science essentially brings together the four pillars of STEM education, as the the process naturally involves science, technology, engineering and mathematics. As such, learning coding can drastically...
JellyQuest is a website full of fascinating facts for curious little minds, featuring reviews of the latest and greatest STEM toys and games, learning resources, and fun experiments to try at home.
The site is run by Mark Porter, a father of two from the UK who found it frustrating just how inconsistent and contradictory some of the content online is, more specifically the content aimed at children!
As such, each post is meticulously researched and fact checked against multiple sources (which you can find at the bottom of each and every fact based post!)
Again, the emphasis is on STEM (or STEAM, explained later on), with a creative approach to every subject!
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin
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What is STEM Education?
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, and is a curriculum that is based on the idea that students should be educated in a way that is interlinked, blending the disciplines together whilst highlighting how they can be applied to everyday life.
STEM education encourages the introduction of these disciplines at a younger age, leveraging a natural interest in these subjects during pre-school or at the start of school, and that doing so increases the likelihood that students are successful in these areas.
Again, the emphasis is on real-life situations, with hands-on (and minds-on!) lessons for students that are fun, engaging and interesting.