My son came home from school and incessantly kept speaking about his science class and his science teacher that he has this year. He is so completely taken by the projects they are going to do this year because his teacher gave them a list.
Every new year provides a new chance for kids all over to make new friends, try out new lunch schedules, new classrooms and of course the new projects that they will uncover in each classroom.
Classroom learning is being driven by a program called STEM an interactive method of teaching science.
The lessons learned through these projects contributes to the eagerness of children to want to know more. The method of before and after, hands-on participation truly embodies and models real-life scenarios better than any old book reading or movie watching.
Learning just comes to life. Lavishly live life out loud and let’s take a peek at how STEM is preparing our kids for the best jobs.
Kids and Future Jobs
Think back to your favorite Dr. interaction and your best pharmacist. Want to know why you remember these people so clearly? The answer is simple: each of these Dr.’s and Pharmacists have a passion, a calling, a want to learn more, and understand more.
Their piqued curiosity led them to experiment more, celebrate science more and push the envelope of learning, most likely through hands-on demos. Those that are intimate with their jobs are those that have an undying passion to find out how things work. Need an example?
Consider your friends that tell you their child made a volcano in their kitchen and even created flowing lava, or those that found a way to create watering systems for their parents gardens. These are all light examples but translate so well into real life.
How STEM is Preparing Our Kids For The Best Jobs
STEM is bringing the classroom to life, enlivening and piquing the interest of children. Students who might not have been so inclined to like science may have more of a relationship with the class because hands-on experiences are the game changers!
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math are all hands-on and most present real-life rather than pretend scenarios. It is easier to teach realistic than abstract and more students can learn and feel confident in answering.
A student that really did not think that Science was a possible avenue of study might find that labs are very interesting and then their confidence builds and defines as they move through the grades. They suddenly aspire beyond what they ever thought possible because they have worked in an environment that teaches while doing. School is not just about the book learning it is about practical hands-on that makes the book words come to life!
It’s Not Just A Job
Science teachers often go unnamed, unnoticed, but we can all be thankful to some of those great science teachers out there that made learning fun. Without them, no one would have an appreciation for science and how science makes life work. Thankfully their passion of uncovering how life works, has aided in the creation of most science dedicated jobs.
Someone inspired a team of people to figure out how to handle pest control and through pest control, we are not hindered with bugs, rodents, etc. in buildings and homes.
Orkin Start With Science
As I mentioned everything we do begins with science and ORKIN is a company that understands. In fact the Orkin Start With Science campaign lets you fund in-class learning experiences in both public and charter schools. You are about to be part of something so big, part of the change being made in schools: Hands-On projects that will be available because of your support.
Orkin is a phenomenal company, and quite generous in funding projects in school. Did you know Orkin has donated over $325,000 on over 1400+ projects bringing valuable, educational projects to public and charter schools? The purpose of Start with Science initiative through Orkin is to continue to ignite and excite students in hands-on learning projects.
A Donation From DanaVento.Com
As part of this campaign, I am contributing to the ‘Let’s Wiggle and Learn!’ project at DonorsChoose.Org because I believe in what the teacher is saying. If you let the kids wiggle their bodies (that never seem to want to be at rest) then the other parts might actually concentrate on what is happening. My boys wiggled and wiggled and never stopped and the teachers never looked to help them, rather they just said they had “ants in their pants!” Clearly Mrs. Burr knows those ants are kids busting at the seams to learn and she has ‘got this’ and I want to help her out!
Of course as my children are in a district where iPads and laptops are just the norm, knowing that providing Kindle Fires to another school is a great thought. I love how much learning can happen and how many creative apps there are for schools. For Mrs. Burr, I want to close out her chapter of needing to fund and make it needing to learn… and that is what my donation will accomplish.
I know first hand what kids are like (having three of my own and a former Spanish teacher) so I have an appreciation for how much ‘wiggling’ needs to go on before the rest of the brain engages.
Where To Learn More
Alright, it’s your turn to make a difference one classroom at a time, learn more and donate at Start With Science.