Through STEM, STV Ignites Students’ Scientific Potential
The Smithsonian Science Curriculum is the leading provider of rigorous and innovative STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) educational programs developed by the Next Generation for Science Standards (NCGSS). The Science and Technology Concepts for Middle School or STCMS program and the Building Blocks of Science or BBS for K-8 grades prepare students for the global economy through partnerships with the community and educators using the Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform or LASER model for the most informative and current knowledge on STEM. The Smithsonian Science Curriculum utilizes inquiry to transform the classroom encompassing students’ abilities to see, listen and feel knowledge allowing for inspiration, focus, exploration, reflection and application of learning. The hands-on, project-based program engages students on multiple levels, exposes them to areas of study that they typically do not pursue and provides them with a foundation and proven path to college and career success.
With the Smithsonian Science Curriculum, students will receive instruction and guidance in situational and age appropriate investigations by incorporating computer science, engineering, biomedical science, physical science and math. Students will explore the worlds of light and sound, structure and function, forces, robotics and animation, animal adaptations, and properties of matter. They will understand the nature and ecosystems of our Planet Earth and the functions of each organ of the human body at the molecular level. Students will be immersed in activities involving critical and creative thinking, developing team building skills and diving into new and exciting challenges. With the most notable 10/10 Accomplished Rating from Equation’s Rigorous Review, the Smithsonian Science Curriculum will provide a solid foundation for the students in becoming globally literate citizens for the future.