Have you heard about STEM? It stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. If you have not heard the term before, you will shortly, make no mistake.
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Every year, when school lets out for the summer, working parents across the nation are faced with a problem. What do you do with the kids all summer, especially when both parents work?
2012 is shaping up to be a truly great year for science assembly programs! The pioneer in this field, Mobile Ed already leads the pack with 12 different awesome school shows covering the science fields of Astronomy, Geography, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science and Natural Science. We already announced that two of those programs - Chemistry! It Really Matters! and Forces and Motion will be starting out the 2012-2013 school year completely refreshed and renewed with exciting new props, experiments and an awesome new performer. Now we have news for you of a super cool totally new science assembly program joining our team for 2012.
Science is not the same as science fiction, but they certainly have one thing in common. Both focus on our future. Actual science is the underpinning of technology and advancements in almost every field effecting our health, economy and survival. And when it comes to real science, American students are not doing so well.
Jeff Hoge is a remarkable fellow and, when it comes to school assemblies, he is certainly one of the best performers around. He is remarkable because he is capable of performing admirably in many different roles as a school assembly presenter.
Around the country there are numerous science centers and museums, ranging in size from small to really large. All have one thing in common. They are all designed to educate kids and adults alike about science, and inspire our young to find the excitement in science and possibly find their way into careers in science and engineering.
Recently, in an entry dealing with the Chinese space program, we touched on the need to support science instruction in schools. We wrote about the ways in which curriculum instruction is supported by a visit from a portable planetarium such as our Sky Dome. Today we would like to continue the same theme but in a different area.