STEM is a natural fit for children. The natural curiosity of children drives them to explore how the world works. When properly supported with time, materials, and experiences, children's creativity kicks in prompting the addition of the "Arts" to STEM, or STEAM. This work is important to the children of Iowa.
Summer Investigations 2014, will be held June 23-27 at Fred Becker Elementary in Waterloo, Iowa to provide children with such experiences. Throughout the week, students will be invited to investigate the biological, geological, and physical world. As they explore the benefits of existing technology in inquiry, they will also be designing technology of their own. As they problem solve and gather information, they will be supported in using mathematics as a language to organize and communicate their thinking. Our goal is making STEAM fun AND available for all children through camp scholarships.