Arizona Science Center, Helios partner for STEM in the classroom

Arizona Science Center, Helios partner for STEM in the classroom program

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PHOENIX -

STEM is a hot term these days. It stands for science, technology, engineering and math.

Many K - 12 schools are doing all they can to focus on these topics.

Science is fun.  Even at 4 and 5-years-old, these little guys know it's true.  A reality the Arizona Science CEnter and the Helios Foundation hope to show older kids too.

"What STEM does for students is it brings it together in a relevant way so that students begin applying what they have learned," said Helios Education Foundation's Joanne Vasquez.

"We have engineers that will be coming in to the classrooms and engaging with students and really incorporating the engineering and design process so that students are able to look at a problem and figure out solutions.. investigate," said Dr. Sharon Kortman, V.P. of Learning, Arizona Science Center.

Here at the Arizona Science Center, there are a lot of hands on experiences like an artificial touchable brain.  The hope is to take experiences like this into the classroom.

The grant and partnership will help teach teachers more about science, technology, engineering and math.  A mission the Science Center hopes will grow with each coming year.

This is a planning year for the Helios Education Foundation and the Arizona Science Center. They'll work to develop a curriculum this year.

STEM Programs
Science, Mathematics, Technology and Engineering Education
Arizona Science Center
600 E. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
www.azscience.org/who_are_you/stem
www.helios.org

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