Creating wearable teck-art @makerfaire. #STEAM #wmf14

Creating wearable teck-art @makerfaire. #STEAM #wmf14

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Alchemy Tech has kids grinding up stones, bugs, flowers & wasp nests to make paints #wmf14 #steam (at New York Hall of Science)

Alchemy Tech has kids grinding up stones, bugs, flowers & wasp nests to make paints #wmf14 #steam (at New York Hall of Science)

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Full STEAM Ahead

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STEM – the acronym popular with educators and policymakers – shortens the decidedly clunky phrase: science, technology, engineering and mathematics. But something seemed to be missing. So leaders from science, engineering, mathematics, education and design have been advocating incorporating art and design into STEM education. In other words, STEM should now be referred to as STEAM.

A writer from The Atlantic, who applauded the new STEAM acronym, quoted NYSCI’s President and CEO Margaret Honey as saying “It’s not about adding on arts education. It’s about fundamentally changing education to incorporate the experimentation and exploration that is at the heart of effective education.” 

(Source: kristenschaals, via wilwheaton)

Former NYSCI instructor Adiel Fernadez discusses his projects that can transform museums into real learning experiences.