STEAM Makerspaces

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STEAM Makerspaces

What is STEAM?

STEAM is an educational curriculum that stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Instead of teaching each subject separately, educators aim to incorporate some or all elements of STEAM into each project.

Common STEAM projects include bridge building, crystal-growing gardens and basic computer programming, though the opportunities are seemingly endless. While these projects are science-based, they also incorporate artistic expression.

Two goals

Although the objectives of any particular school’s STEAM program may vary, the overall goals of STEAM are the following:

  1. Broaden STEAM literacy and participation among all students
  2. Strengthen the STEAM workforce by increasing the number of students who pursue a career in a related field
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Makerspaces and more

Office Depot® offers the STEAM activity kits and solutions your students need to be innovative in the classroom, and Workspace Interiors by Office Depot can help you create STEAM-focused makerspaces.

Great educational makerspaces embrace the power of collaboration as students explore and solve problems using the resources of the makerspace. STEAM makerspaces not only foster learning through inquiry but also support mental rigor. Workspace Interiors will help your school develop educational makerspaces that align with your curriculum, so you can facilitate activities that can be measured with a learning objective.

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