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What is STEM at CuriOdyssey?

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    What does STEM mean at CuriOdyssey?

    STEM is more than an acronym for science, technology, engineering and math. It is the integrated nature of how our world works. When we state in our mission that we give kids, “the tools to deeply understand the changing world”, involvement with STEM develops the critical thinking process “tool”, necessary for the 21st century workforce and important to solving the changing world’s complex problems of today and the future.

    The skills of creativity, inquiry, observation, problem solving and discerning fact from opinion are fostered through STEM education and are vital to the development of future generations of innovators, problem-solvers and decision makers. At CuriOdyssey, we hold as a core value that instead of introducing children to abstract ideas, they be provided concrete STEM experiences leading to the richness and dynamic aspects of their investigations.

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    STEM is interdisciplinary and interwoven into our everyday lives. STEM education works with problems, challenges and solutions that are real world based. CuriOdyssey believes that it is critical to have STEM education at a young age to leverage a child’s amazing and developing mind. When a child is intuitively exploring their world, they are forming neurological connections which form the basis for how they will navigate and survive in the world. CuriOdyssey educational classes and camps provide facilitated opportunities to “exercise” the brain with deeper exploration of STEM.

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    STEM is integrated into every aspect of the exhibits at CuriOdyssey. STEM is part of the guiding principles and woven into how all CuriOdyssey exhibits are created. When visitors engage with our exhibits they are experiencing STEM education firsthand as they explore, manipulate variables, and observe the outcomes with our exclusive and unique science phenomena exhibits.

STEM is a set of skills that forms the basis of 21st century work and is necessary for solving the complex problems of today and the future.

STEM is interdisciplinary and interwoven into our everyday lives.

Further Reading

White papers by CuriOdyssey Staff

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CuriOdyssey & Curiosity,
Engines of Discovery

Why does curiosity matter?

Learning Through Play

Researchers say that tapping into children's passions and enthusiasm and building on those interests promotes learning on the deepest level.

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STEM Education

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CuriOdyssey education programs related to STEM

STEM Exhibit

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CuriOdyssey science exhibits and exhibitions related to STEM

STEM Activity

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CuriOdyssey science activities and experiments for kids related to STEM

STEM Experience

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CuriOdyssey events, visitor programs and presentations related to STEM

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San Mateo, CA 94401
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