eSchool and STEM

What is STEM? Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

Provo City School District’s statement on STEM

STEM education is a focus on content knowledge in science, technology, math, and engineering. STEM educators teach complimentary skills that help students use their knowledge to solve problems. They include:

  • 21st Century Skills: communication, collaboration, creative problem solving, and critical thinking
  • Engineering Design Processes: In addition to the scientific method, the EDP is taught to students. It is a series of steps used to design solutions to problems. It includes defining the problem, research, developing and testing prototypes, and communicating results.

Upcoming eSchool STEM Events

This year eSchool will join local schools in their STEM Fairs instead of holding one of its own. Students in Grades 7-8 will participate at Dixon Middle School on January 17, 2020. Students in Grades 5-6 will participate at Westridge Elementary School on a date yet to be determined.

STEM Fair Introductory Information 2018-19

Registration

Upcoming events in Utah

These events are not sponsored by Provo eSchool, but are provided for your reference. Feel free to register and enjoy them on your own.

  • Homeschool/Online School Days at Thanksgiving Point
    • 10 am – 3 pm
    • Discounted rates for homeschool and online school students
    • Wednesday, October 2 — Butterfly Biosphere
    • Wednesday, December 4 — Museum of Ancient Life
    • Wednesday, February 5 — Museum of Natural Curiosity
    • Wednesday, March 25 — Farm Country
  • Family Night at the Utah STEM Fest
    • Learn about STEM careers, experience hands-on demonstrations, and try out new, innovative technology!
    • Monday, October 7, 2019 from 4:30-8:30 pm
      • Mountain America Expo Center, Sandy, UT
    • Event website 
  • Geology and Geophysics Open House
    • Enjoy hands-on activities about arches, fossils, dinosaurs, meteorites, earthquakes, water and volcanoes!
    • Bring the whole family!
    • Friday, October 18th, 6-9 pm
    • University of Utah campus (Sutton Building, 115 S. 1460 E, Salt Lake City, UT, 84112)
  • Weber State course
    • Beginner Virtual Reality Developer (11-18) | Clearfield | Thu | Oct. 10–Dec. 12 | 5–7 p.m. | $99 | 775 S University Park Blvd., Center for Continuing Education, Rm. TBA, Clearfield, UT Description:  In one afternoon per week for eight weeks, young learners will create a virtual reality world as an Android app, stylize their creation with an Android icon using Google Drawings and explore their app through a VR headset. In addition, they could win a VR headset and will earn an Intro VR Developer Certificate.

Check out these resources for other STEM events in Utah

Science Resources

Check out these websites for science lessons, activities, and experiment ideas!