The mission of SCASD K-5 STEM is to inspire a collaborative STEM community where learners use empathy to solve real problems and better the world.
What is STEM?
K-5 STEM is a district initiative developed by a team of educators to have students collaborate and communicate while thinking critically and creatively to solve real-world problems. Our goal is to inspire students to use science, technology, engineering, and math skills through engaging, hands-on, weekly lessons.
Our STEM program includes units developed by the Boston Museum of Science, Engineering is Elementary (EiE), as well as Technology in Action units that integrate engineering design, technology, robotics, and coding. Our curriculum was created using standards from the following areas: Science (Next Generation Science Standards, include engineering practices), Technology Education, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Computer Science, Math, and Career. Our vision is to support students as they learn and apply the engineering design process within STEM and across all content areas. The engineering design process includes the following actions: ask, imagine, plan, create, improve, and use empathy.