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Fallbrook School of the Arts presents "STEAM' youth program in partnership with Boys & Girls Club

 

Last updated 7/9/2015 at Noon



FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook School of the Arts recently conducted a very successful, three-day STEAM camp in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of North County. STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math education.

Nineteen boys and girls club middle school students, ages 11 to 15 participated. The emphasis was that "Every child is a maker and creator."

Nine hours of activities involving matter-mass-gravity, electricity, magnetism, animal adaptation, and the human cell were delivered by two college physicists and a visiting wildlife biologist.

The purpose for adding art to STEM making it STEAM is: In the K-12 setting, learning is often enhanced with interdisciplinary lessons that incorporate music, art, dance and theater with subjects such as math and science supporting evidence that students absorb and retain knowledge and skills to a greater degree when lessons are delivered using multi-sensory experiences, such as those offered through the arts. In addition, math and science endeavors share many qualities inherent in artistic endeavors – curiosity, creativity, planning, organizing, demonstrating, and producing.

 

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