The premise of STEM education is to inculcate curiosity and help children think like a scientist, who questions and tries to find answers by experimenting, observing, recording and analyzing data. It is a paradigm shift in the learning process and is much better and deep through hands-on experience.
Significance of STEM in Early Years
NASA in collaboration with researchers, developed a simple test to measure the genius level of the people. The test was so simple that it could be applied to any age group, starting from age 4 to 5yrs old. Below are the astonishing results of the test:
Younger children scored high on the test because of their innovative/ divergent imagination. The study indicates that 98% of the children in the age group of 4 to 5yrs are born geniuses. But with age, instead of becoming smarter and better, our children are loosing their inborn geniuses. The percentage falls of 2% for the adults above 25yrs of age. As they grow, the imagination becomes more and more convergent or judgmental which leads to the drop in the intelligence.
This is where our program, specially designed for young minds, comes in. It helps children to learn things with the help of their own innovative imaginations and experiences. Our journals allow children to question, experiment and explore a concept and think of their own unique solutions.