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 K-6 will participate at Westridge Elementary School; Grades K-3 on January 15th and Grades 4-6 on January 16th. 

STEM Fair Introductory Information 

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.

  • Girls Who Code
    • Two week summer immersion program for girls in grades 9-11
    • Must be a beginner coder
    • Learn more and fill out the interest form here: https://girlswhocode.com/summer-immersion-program/
  • Astro Camp Online
    • Ages 9-15
    • Cost: $140
    • June 9-12 or June 16-19
    • Register at astrocamputah.org 
  • UVU Virtual Summer Youth Camps
    • Week-long virtual STEM camps for ages 7-17 during the month of June
    • Check out their website for topics, dates, and prices: https://ceweb.uvu.edu/ShowSchedule.awp?&Mode=GROUP&Group=CEYSTM
  • STEM Action Center Utah has STEM activities and challenges that you can do from home Weekly STEM challenges: https://stem.utah.gov/students/stem-in-the-home/weekly-stem-challenges/ Virtual museum tours, learning games, coding courses, and more: https://stem.utah.gov/students/stem-in-the-home/

Check out these resources for other STEM events in Utah

Science Resources

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