STEM: Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
One of the first things many educators will tell you when it comes to STEM is that students struggle to read the materials most often associated with STEM disciplines. To support our teachers in this endeavour, the PCSSD Learning Services department created a monthly STEM challenge initiative in our elementary schools called “STEM is LIT!”
Throughout the 2021-2022 school year, students will have six monthly experiences where a book is read to students and then a STEM challenge is offered. These challenges will require students to use their imagination to create, problem-solve to engineer, look at their daily lives to discover mathematical concepts all around them, and utilize the scientific method to hypothesize and reflect on certain scientific phenomena.