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STEM Starter: Charting a New Course

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April 2020

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Our goal is to inspire an interest for STEM in students of under served communities. We developed experiments utilizing rudimentary objects to demonstrate daily STEM and how students can acquire tools for a bright future. We currently have 50 experiments that will be published and categorized by age and STEM field. STEM Starter is distinguished in its ability to reach children of all backgrounds and education levels. Our experiments presents a structure that resembles high school and university labs by encouraging pre-experimental hypotheses, analysis, and conclusions. The instructions, materials, and questions are formulated to be flexible for adjustment for any age group. I also observed that students with cognitive disabilities are often neglected in STEM education. Thus, we ensured that we developed experiments with Individualized Education Plan goals in mind. The overall goal is to bring STEM we encounter daily to every child regardless of location, finances, or education level.

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STEM Starter: Charting a New Course

Our goal is to inspire an interest for STEM in students of under served communities. We developed experiments utilizing rudimentary objects to demonstrate daily STEM and how students can acquire tools for a bright future. We currently have 50 experiments that will be published and categorized by age and STEM field. STEM Starter is distinguished in its ability to reach children of all backgrounds and education levels. Our experiments presents a structure that resembles high school and university labs by encouraging pre-experimental hypotheses, analysis, and conclusions. The instructions, materials, and questions are formulated to be flexible for adjustment for any age group. I also observed that students with cognitive disabilities are often neglected in STEM education. Thus, we ensured that we developed experiments with Individualized Education Plan goals in mind. The overall goal is to bring STEM we encounter daily to every child regardless of location, finances, or education level.