STEM is an acronym referring to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. My oldest son attends a STEM magnet school and really enjoys his weekly Design Challenges. In a STEM Design Challenge, students are presented with a task/problem and are given limited materials to create a solution. Design Challenges invite children to become imaginative, innovative problem-solvers. They also give children the opportunity to collaborate with peers and practice leadership and communication skills.
Both of my boys really connect with this technical, hands-on style of learning, so I want to give them the opportunity to keep designing outside of the classroom. I’m thrilled to partner with Horizon to bring you the premier of our STEM Design Challenge Series! In our first challenge, we build something that floats.