Friday, December 6, 2013

Introducing S.T.E.M. in Our World: Creativity Classes at DCM

With hopes of preparing the next generation of professionals, S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) experiences and exploration are at the forefront of formal and informal learning. Current research tells us that children in the 21st century will benefit from early experiences in S.T.E.M. learning. The National Math and Science Initiative shares that the U.S. needs one million more S.T.E.M. professionals over the next decade than it is projected to produce at the current rate.  Further, of the 20 fastest growing careers, 15 of them require a background of math and science.

Creativity & Science at DCM
With this research in mind, and growing on what we already do in a fun, creative and innovative atmosphere, creativity classes at DuPage Children's Museum (DCM) take on a 21st Century appeal!  A theme of Introducing S.T.E.M. in Our World encourages all of us to work with all ages to explore early Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. 

Children as young as 15 months will engage in classes that offer exploration of how things move in our world, science in the kitchen—even connections to creativity and mini-mathematical experiences come into play! This winter and spring, children engaged in our 2 to 4 year old classes will Discover Forces and Motion, Pattern Power, Kitchen Chemistry, and more! Building on these concepts and experiences, our classes for children 4-6 years will offer Engineering Explorations, Chemical Concoctions, and Technology in Our World to name a few.
For a full list of winter and spring classes, visit the DCM calendar. Come by the Museum for adventures in art, math, and science anytime! 

National Math & Science Initiative

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