STEM, STEM, STEM. We hear that word relating to our children’s education all the time but what does it mean and is it actually beneficial? The answer is YES! STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, education is extremely beneficial to give your child an advantage in school and in the future! Here are just a few reasons why STEM summer camps give an extra benefit:
- Summer Brain Drain
Kids definitely need the break from the books they have been studying over all year but don’t let them lose the lessons they worked so hard on during school! Exercise their brains and critical thinking with hands-on activities that are fun and engaging. The kids don’t even realize they are learning! Get your child who would be spending their summer sitting at home playing Minecraft or video games if they could to learn game design, strategies and/or programming behind Minecraft while making friends. Or the child who loves Movies to learn film science at Special Effects to make their OWN Stop Motion film, movie wounds and an alien in a jar! We also have outdoor fun activities that promote teamwork, socializing and laughter!
- Learn Skills that could help them in their Future Career
There are already thousands of open STEM career openings in the US that are unable to be fulfilled from US employees due to not getting the STEM education and degree. STEM professionals have a higher chance of higher salary and the number of STEM jobs is expected to grow! Many of our camps teach curriculum that ready children for real world career paths and some even include professionals of the fields such as Emergency Vet and CSI.
There are so many future careers that are still in the making too. With robotics taking over more work processes and jobs, we are needing Robot Mechanics who can fix and rebuild robots. Drones are starting to span into the fields of law enforcement to architecture to even agriculture. Get your child ready with Quadcopter Aerial Robotics camp today.
- Get Your Child Prepared for the Next School Year
Many of our courses have curriculum that assist campers in the next school year. One example is our camp Chemistry Concoctions. Chemistry Concoctions is a great way to prepare for high school or even college chemistry as it offers an introductory understanding of chemical symbols and reactions, lab safety, chemistry history and proper use of lab equipment. All lessons taught with labs-no lectures!