ARIZONA SCIENCE CENTER'S STEM PROGRAMS

STEM is a state-wide revolutionary program that integrates the teaching of Science and Mathematics by incorporating Technology and Engineering. For years, these subjects have been taught separately and most of the time independent from each other. By adopting the STEM philosophy, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics all play an integral part of teaching the whole.

The hands-on curriculum focuses on transforming the typical teacher-centered classroom by utilizing inquiry-based learning. In this approach, independent innovation drives the energy behind the STEM program and allows students to explore all subjects to greater depths by utilizing the skills learned.

"Thank you for bringing camp to our school. My daughter has had her eyes opened to new career paths. She told me every night after camp… 'Mom…I want to be an engineer…' Next night…a forensic scientist, a surgeon. It was so encouraging that we went to the library to look up those jobs to see what kind of school they take. Thank you for opening her eyes to see what a girl can do!" -STEM Summer Camp Parent

STEM After School Clubs 

Jump in and see how exciting STEM can be! STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Jr. Scientists meet once a week for nine weeks as a club at their own school. Each club is a new adventure for the Jr. Scientist, allowing them to discover and engage in their learning. Arizona Science Center STEM Clubs create a fun-filled, hands-on environment for high-level learning. (Program lengths can be customized upon request.)

For more information, including current themes and availability, please contact stem@azscience.org

STEM Instructor Trainings

Whether you already have a STEM club at your school or you are planning to start a new one, let us support you with inspiring, engaging, and exciting activities. Our STEM Club Instructor Workshops are professional development courses that give you insight into inquiry-based science and provide you with the materials, curriculum and strategies to facilitate an eight week, out-of-school-time, club of your own.

Each training date includes lunch, six hours of professional development for two teachers, one kit of materials and one curriculum guide containing eight STEM activities. Each session will introduce a new STEM Club topic.

Price: $800 per session date | Includes lunch 

Click here 2020 Dates and Club Themes

STEM Kits

Curriculum is based upon current best practices in science education incorporating proven interventions such as guided inquiry, modeling, and conceptual change theory. All curricula include lessons and activities which are aligned with Arizona State Standards and Common Core ELA standards and can easily be linked to classroom curriculum.

Designed for grades 4–8.

Click here to view a current listing of kits. 

Contact

For more information, please contact us at stem@azscience.org.