STEM-related jobs grew at three times the rate of non-STEM jobs between 2000 and 2010. By 2018, it is projected that 2.4 million STEM jobs will go unfilled.

Smithsonian Science Education Center

STEM learning gives children a different lens to view the world around them. We believe the STEM classroom is the ideal context to engage with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in a meaningful and stimulating way.


Kids love science. Visit any science center on a Saturday afternoon, and you’ll see bright eyed youngsters having fun. But, real learning requires wrestling with a problem that only science can solve.

Kid doing science
A 3rd grader assists with a chemistry demo at Imagination Station in Toledo, OH.

Most students are very familiar with technology. In the STEM classroom, technology goes beyond entertainment to serve as a tool for research, design, collaboration and presentation.

CAD software
Sketchup is an easy-to-use 3D modeling tool used in schools for design and visualization.

Engineering is all about problem solving. STEM classrooms use the Engineering Design Process to design and build solutions to real world challenges.

pulleys and strings on a model
This STEM class built cardboard models to figure out how to move a puppet jaw with a pulley, lever and elastic.

Math is the language that make design and measurement possible. STEM teams use math to design prototypes and compare alternate ideas.

Magnet car race course
STEM club teams used math to design obstacle courses for their magnet cars.