Steam Being Taught To Preschoolers. Introduction: . Technology
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STEAM Being Taught to Preschoolers
Technology moves faster than the human race. The revolution in technology has demanded a new type of worker. Workers used to be able to get paid for mindless repetitive motion; not to say this still is not true today, but it is less frequent. Modern repetitive motion can be done by a machine that is programmed to do so.
As the workforce progressed with machines, schools kept producing adults with limited skill development. Not to say students did not want to develop irreplaceable skill but rather the confines of the curriculum and the way the teachers presented it was (and is) key to students lack of adaptation in the workforce. Education has started to respond by incorporating more…show more content… Luckily, there is vast opportunity for those with an interest in STEAM education.
In 1958, President Eisenhower proposed the creation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA. The legislation was signed and the afamed space program was born. In 1961, President Kennedy carried Eisenhower’s vision continued innovation in STEAM areas that ultimately lead to putting the first American on the moon.
The 70s and 80s kept pushing STEAM education. Various national science programs were also established in the 70s/80s to further advance in STEAM. The 80s brought big achievements like the first cell phone, the first permanent and artificial heart, the first Space Shuttle launch, and the first personal computer (Apple’s 1984 Macintosh computer). In the 90s, several councils of education like the National Science Education Standards and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics assisted educators by guiding them to shape their curriculum in a way that better prepares K-12 students for STEAM.
Various reports were published reports in the 2000s that called for students in the U.S. to better develop their expertise in STEAM disciplines. A report from the U.S. National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine stated that student development in STEAM in the united states is falling behind other countries.
President Obama in 2009 announced his initiative, Educate to Innovate. The goal is to move students to the top of the