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ERIC Number: EJ1156597
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
Integrating STEM into the Primary School Curriculum
Qureshi, Asima
Primary Science, n139 p8-9 Sep 2015
Science has always been a valued subject at Meadowbrook Primary School, and the head teacher has a real vision for the school to embrace engineering as part of the science curriculum to give the children the opportunity to be more creative with their projects. To get started, teachers attended an engineering workshop run by Science Oxford Schools (www. on how to implement engineering in the primary school curriculum effectively. The workshop began with teachers working in groups to design and make a table that could hold a tray, using only newspaper and sticky tape. All of the groups created different table designs, and this project turned out to be quite a challenge. Teachers then created a series of words to describe the process such as problem solving, design, plan, improve,etc., and learned how these form the general process which is the basis for any engineering project. This article goes on to describe other ways the teachers learned to successfully integrate STEM into the curriculum in order to give the students a better understanding of the role of engineers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Bristol)
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