Have you struggled in the past to teach technology in the classroom? Do you need to give your students or children fun ways to learn and explore science & technology?
Check out our list of Science Technology Engineering & Math (STEM) category split by age and grade level.
If you are a teacher, or you homeschool your children then you know better than most how difficult it can be to give your students or children the opportunity to learn and explore the many, many subjects that can play a critical role in a child’s future, and the opportunities that they will have in their lives.
Why should I teach Science & Technology?
According to indeed’s Salary maps (http://www.indeed.com/salary/Scientist.html, as of Jul 14, 2014 ) Scientists make an average of $81,000 per year, and an Engineer (http://www.indeed.com/salary?q1=engineer&l1= as of Jul 14, 2014) makes an average of $89,000 per year in the united states. As far as can be predicted these incomes will grow at a more than average rate over the next ten years. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median wage in the United States was $48,872 per year in 2013.
Why do I bring that up? Well, though the income is less important in my opinion then the joy and fulfillment that comes from doing what you love, as a parent it is always our goal to give our children the kind of opportunities that can give them a better life. I am not saying that every child will want to be a Scientist or Engineer, but I am saying that if your child shows an interest in the fields than failing to provide them with the learning resources they want and need can make a serious impact on the choices and opportunities available to them in their future.
Is there an easier way to teach Science & Technology?
Above is a mind-map of just some of the many Primary & Secondary Education Categories that you will probably be responsible for ensuring your child learns something about before they can graduate and become succesful adults in the world. If you are a teacher or a homeschooling parent then you are probably already all too familiar with many of these subjects, but what about the vast array of things that are covered under Science, Technology, and Math? How can you teach your students & children things that you may sometimes not even know yourself?
That is a question I have had asked time and time again by the hundreds of dedicated teachers and parents that have used our kits and resources over the years to open new doors for their students and children around the world. The answer hasn’t always been simple. We have helped many parents and schools set up customized curriculum’s and select items in ways that made it possible to teach the materials more easily, but until now that was about as much as we could really do.
Since then though we have put loads of work into figuring out better ways that we can help parents and teachers address the problems of teaching technical and scientific classes in new fun and exciting ways. We have even made strides in making it possible for electronics, scientific, and technological lessons and projects to be taught with little to no prior knowledge of the subjects by including study guides with in depth learning, homework, and experimentation guides in many of our new STEM and educational kits!
This and much more have been made possible with our new Science Technology Engineering & Math (STEM) category of products, and the ever growing list of kit’s that we now have available! We are even working on creating open source curriculum resources (coming soon) to make it even easier to select the appropriate resources, and to organize and evaluate your students progress in the materials.