Susan Koppendrayer puts it best: “Science is far more than a collection of facts and figures. It is an adventure of discovery. When we look closely at nature, we can see God’s fingerprints. What an amazing privilege! STEM helps us to think critically about five things:
- What is creation saying about God?
- What does God want us to know about his creation?
- What does God want us to do with his creation?
- What is the proper role of science education in God’s creation?
- What damage is done by separating creator and creation?”
STEM stands for science, technology engineering, and mathematics. STEM allows students to learn through hands-on experiences, tying in real-life experiences to what is taught in textbooks.
At Augusta Christian Schools, students learn the basics of coding, robotics, aerospace education, basic keyboard skills, and engineering and the list goes on. They’ve participated in virtual workshops with Georgia Cyber Center, Kaylee McCabe (former DIY Network television host), the Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education Department, and more. The STEM teacher and classroom teachers have done some collaborative planning to make sure what is being taught in the classroom is being supported by STEM lessons. STEM not only prepares our students to contribute to our society but to lead the way and be innovators.