STEAM Sprouts engages pre-school children ages 4-5 in STEAM-based curriculum and challenges centered around LEGO Simple Machines this spring!
Registration for Spring 2020 Building Bots will open on Friday, December 13th for Museum Members and Monday, December 16th for non-members. If you are a Museum Member and have not received your registration code, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to pbpetro.org to become a member today!
STEAM Sprouts is generously sponsored by Occidental.
The early childhood years, birth to age 5, have long been accepted as the most critical point in neurological or brain development. Studies by the National Science Teachers Association show that young children learn through active exploration?and the drive to observe, interact, discover, and explore is inherent in their development. It is during these years that many in the education community believe that evidenced-based STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) curricula should begin, setting children on a path to develop a love of scientific inquiry. In addition to developing an interest and knowledge base for STEAM and enhanced inquiry skills, experts say that science instruction improves abilities in subjects outside of STEAM, including literacy, language-learning, math, and critical thinking.