Updated: Jul 15, 2018
STEM education is a term well-known in academic circles, and among parents who explore options for their children. But what is STEM all about? The expanded form is simple enough, Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics, but the idea behind STEM is much more than that. STEM develops a set of thinking, reasoning, teamwork, investigative, and creative skills that anybody can use in every aspect of their lives.
Let’s investigate the definition of S-T-E-M a little further:
Science: The study of the structure of the physical and natural world.
Technology: Technology broadly refers to any product made to meet a desire or necessity. A table is a form of technology; so is a pen. In this context, any product children create to solve a problem can be regarded as technology.
Engineering: The process that involves making designs to solve simple or intricate problems.
Math: The language and relationship of numbers, shapes, and quantities.
With these definitions in perspective, it is clearer that all these elements go hand-in-hand. Any person facing a real-life problem needs to have a good idea of their environment, have the ability to use the resources available to address issues through a practiced design process and have the ability to accurately measure various quantities related to the issue at hand.
The Virsadi STEM toys are designed to help children with critical thinking, hand-eye-coordination, reasoning, problem solving and so much more. Yet miraculously this is all done un-intentionally while the child plays. STEM toys provide valuable instinctive skills, that children can develop while playing, which will allow them to become successful individuals.