Beth Sholom Day Camp launches new STEM Lab Program this Summer

Breaking News Computer ExplorersBeth Sholom Day Camp is excited to announce the addition of a STEM lab to their already elite level of programs.

In the new Computer Explorers Stem Lab, campers will work with technology on fun robotics and coding projects.

You can see BSDC’s Computer Explorers Stem lab at their upcoming open house on Sunday, April 15th from 10am-1pm. BSDC is located at 401 Roslyn Rd, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577.

You can also email holly@bethsholomdaycamp.com or call (516) 621-9257 with any questions.

STEM is more than just a grouping of subject areas. It is a movement to develop the deep mathematical and scientific underpinnings students need to be competitive in the 21st-century workforce.

But this movement goes far beyond preparing students for specific jobs. STEM develops a set of thinking, reasoning, teamwork, investigative, and creative skills that students can use in all areas of their lives. STEM isn’t a standalone class—it’s a way to intentionally incorporate different subjects across an existing curriculum.

Here’s a quick rundown of the STEM acronym:

Science: The study of the natural world.

Technology: One surprise—the STEM definition for technology includes any product made by humans to meet a want or need. (So much for all technology being digital.) A chair is technology; so is a pencil. Any product kids create to solve a problem can be regarded as technology.

Engineering: The design process kids use to solve problems.

Math: The language of numbers, shapes, and quantities that seems so irrelevant to many students.

STEM lessons often seem similar to science lessons and experiments, and in some ways, they are. After all, genuine science experiences are hands-on and inquiry-based. But if you look at the basics of an “ideal” STEM lesson, you’ll see some substantial differences.

 

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