STEM vs STEAM: What Are The Differences?

stem vs steam

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) has become a major focus in early education, high school, and college studies.  However, there is an expanded version of this curriculum that also includes arts. STEAM, which stands for the same subjects but adds “art” in it incorporates soft skills into the hard sciences to create a more …

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Kids Online Learning Statistics 2024

online learning stats

In the fast-paced, ever-changing digital landscape, children are exposed to dramatic increases in technological advancement. This begins as early as 2 years old when kids can play with tablets and continues all the way through their development. Educational institutions at every level have adapted to this changing landscape. The pivot to online learning came out …

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STEM Statistics For 2024

stem statistics

There is no denying that careers in STEM-related fields are here to stay. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics pave the way to our advancement into the future. The numbers simply don’t lie, and these statistics about STEM education and careers clearly show how lucrative these positions can be. However, they also show some other alarming …

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Advice for Parents of a Gifted Kindergarteners

gifted kindergartener

Here’s what happens when someone asks me to share advice about her gifted kindergartner, a child who is not quite fitting in with his classmates. I can’t just share great tips, even though that would be a lot more friendly to search traffic. Here is some advice for parents who want their gifted kindergartener to succeed. Every choice …

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16 Best STEM Competitions For Students 2024

STEM competition list

STEM competitions are a great way to encourage kids interested in the fields to push themselves and achieve excellence. These competitions can bolster STEM skills, critical thinking, and problem-solving while working with a team to accomplish a goal. These competitions reward winners with recognition, monetary prizes, and mentorship under brilliant minds. You can find contests …

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Eight Tips to Inspire Girls to Code

Earlier this year The Maker Mom partnered with Tamasin Ford of Power Up Tech Academy, to host a mother-daughter coding program, Apps and Snacks. The coding workshop was designed to introduce girls and their mothers (or older supportive woman) to programming in a relaxed environment. To do a girls-only program is one thing, but my …

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A Tale of Two Subscription Boxes

The Maker Mom reviews The Maker Box.

I’m reviewing two different subscriptions kits today: Maker Box and Stem Box. Please note that I was sent these for review and these are past, not current, versions of the boxes. Please also note, this is no smackdown as the products are not equals. The Maker Box is for teens on up and Stem Box …

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