what is stem?
STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. STEM education has become important because it occupies every part of our lives. By exposing students to STEM and giving them opportunities to explore STEM-related concepts, they will develop a passion for it and hopefully pursue a job in a STEM field. A curriculum that is STEM-based has real-life situations to help the students learn and develop strong technical concepts. Our School has planned to have programs like ‘Engineering For School Kids’ and integrate multiple classes to provide opportunities for the students to see how concepts relate to life and to hopefully spark a passion for a future career in a STEM field. STEM activities provide hands-on and minds-on lessons for the student as well as making math and science both fun & interesting.
ATAL TINKERING LAB
The Government of India has set up the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) at NITI Aayog. Realising the need to create scientific temper and cultivate the spirit of curiosity and innovation among young minds, AIM proposes to support the establishment of a network of Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATL). ATL is a workspace where young minds can give shape to their ideas through hands-on do-it-yourself mode and learn innovation skills. The vision is to ‘Cultivate 1 Million children in India as Neoteric’. (Source: NITI Ayaog)
Key Features of ATL
ATL is a work space where young minds can give shape to their ideas through hands on do-it-yourself mode; and learn innovation skills. Young children will get a chance to work with tools and equipment to understand the concepts of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). ATL would contain educational and learning ‘do it yourself’ kits and equipment on – science, electronics, robotics, open source microcontroller boards, sensors and 3D printers and computers.