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Welcome to the World of STEM

 

What is STEM?

STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The term was initially introduced in 2001 by the US National Foundation (NFS). This foundation previously used the terms “SMET” and “METS” in the 1990s but decided to go by STEM eventually. You may have also heard STEAM, which stands for STEM plus Arts.

What is STEM education?

STEM education or STEM learning refers to programs that are designed to help students gain skills required to succeed in the 21st-century job market. This includes a wide variety of soft skills: critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, adaptability, creativity, digital literacy, and so on. Nonetheless, STEM is not a separate subject. It gathers these subjects into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications. In fact, the importance of STEM education lies in the process through which kids learn these subjects and the skills we mentioned.

Why is STEM education important?

Nowadays, most careers require some amount of knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Even those you least expect. For example, psychologists need to learn data analysis in order to figure out what people are usually troubled with. The problem is that most students graduate without these skills, and this doesn’t end here. Our communities need a well-trained workforce to fill job vacancies, boost the economy, and build the future. This is why STEM education is vital: it’s about being ready for university, job opportunities, and life.

Below are the assembly programs we offer for the 23/24 school season:
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Sideshow Science!

Join the Circus, and Newton’s Laws of Motion will never be more fun! Your teachers and students will see examples from the Circus Sideshow of inertia, action and reaction, mass and acceleration, and much more! They will long remember this exciting assembly, while at the same time, REALLY learning the concepts behind the Circus stunts they witnessed.  From the exciting opening where a table cloth is pulled out, leaving the dishes behind, we hope; to the "daring and deadly spinning dog dishes of death,” ok, they're plastic and couldn't hurt anyone, but it sure sounds cool! From juggling glasses filled with water to an electric chair, now how cool is that! I promise you your students and staff will think so too!


Crime Scene Science

We are proud to present Crime Scene Science, a brand new 45 minute program devoted to introducing students to the exciting field of the science behind solving crimes. In the process your students will be exposed to important aspects of critical thinking essential not only in the Scientific Method, but in all forms of Problem Solving. We show the students that this field actually draws from all forms of science. Introduced also are basic rules of observation and creative thinking, as laid out many years ago by the famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. The audience is informed of a great mystery, "The Great Cat Capper!". They are asked to help solve the crime. Using different tools, from casting footprints, fingerprinting, finding fingerprints, forensic chemistry, and lie detection, the presenter along with volunteers from the audience, will lead your students through a fun and illuminating journey with plenty of twists and turns, with an ending which may surprise even you! With references to most scientific fields, along with humor, a touch or two of magic and plenty of fun, we think your school will find Crime Scene Science to be one mystery you will be happy to solve!
 
 
Assembly prices for the 2023/2024 season:
1.      One assembly 30 miles from Atlas, MI: $495.00
2.     Two assemblies, back-to-back at the same location: $890
3.     All day program at a single school, assemblies, and workshops: $1,200
4.     Milage charge 60 to 100 miles from Atlas, MI: $100
5.     Milage charge 101 to 200 miles from Atlas, MI $150
 
For more information or to discuss other discounts please call 810 429 4344 or contact me at sciencemagician@mac.com

 
 
 
 

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