It's February 11! It's International Day of Women and Girls in Science!
Last week, I wrote a mini-explainer on what STEM is, and my thoughts on STEAM. This week, I'm going to describe what my definition of STEM looks like in the classroom*.
In short, it means students are free to choose or create their own solutions, trial them, evaluate whether the solutions worked and then improve or alter their solutions. It means there is no singular right answer and there ends up being variation between the solutions students are proposing.