STREAM stands for Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art and Math. The program was designed to have our students engage in project-based activities that have them collaborating with each other in small groups.
The children are placed in groups of three or four and are given a project to complete. Each project comes with a set of criteria the students have to follow. They work in their groups designing, building, testing and tweaking their projects. The teacher does nothing more than facilitate the projects.
The process comes from the students, using critical thinking skills. After the completion of the projects, the children must communicate about them, so as to develop this very important skill, preparing them for the future.
Projects include activities such as building a farm fence with a working gate, or a bridge high enough for boats to travel under, and sturdy enough to hold a determined amount of weight.
The children love their STREAM day. Students in Preschool through sixth grade are involved.