STEM often seeks to provide solutions to many real world questions, and so problem solving skills are an important part of any STEM lesson plan. Some quick tips:
Apply STEM to the community
Brainstorm to incorporate students’ interests
Narrow the scope for student success
Use the engineering design process
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STEM Education Works influences students in grades 6-12 to become better problem solvers, creative and critical thinkers, and collaborators – skills that are necessary in the workforce and all areas of life.