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Get Involved in STEM at the Carnegie Museum

Brennon Hightower
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This weekend’s trip to the Carnegie Museum inspired me to share more of our STEM journey to inspire you to get more involved in STEM related experiences.

The Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County is located at 222 South Washington St. in Crawfordsville, Indiana. The majority of the museum's exhibits focus on the history, art, natural history and culture of Montgomery County, as well as science education.

What is STEM?

STEM subjects include science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, making the Carnegie Museum an ideal place for STEM learning.

STEM subjects are one of the most critical subjects in a learner’s life. Besides opening the door to a world of highly valued career opportunities, they help nurture the creativity and problem-solving skills necessary in day-to-day life.
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Summer at the Museum

The Carnegie Museum offers a variety of STEM activities for children. This summer they are currently running a summer camp which focuses on these subjects. In addition to being able to have a face to face experience at the summer camp, children can also take home kits.

By completing the take home kits, students can receive a free book which is a great incentive. Making learning easy and fun for your child is one of the many ways to get them engaged in STEM learning.

Continue reading for more simple ways of nurturing your child’s love for STEM subjects.
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Let Your Child Know a World of Opportunities Await Them in These Subjects

It’s undeniably true that lack of knowledge has dire consequences. Your child may miss the many benefits these subjects have to offer due to lack of exposure. And the truth is there is no way they will find interest in STEM subjects unless you open their eyes to why they need to study them.

With this in mind, it’s important to know that the future is promising for science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills.

Your child having this knowledge will expose them to well-paying and rewarding careers. Moreover, they will gain immense skills ranging from problem-solving and decision making to better their daily lives.
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Choose STEM Focused Activities, Programs, and Schools

To ensure that your child or children have an interest and positive attitude towards STEM, be sure to choose activities, programs, and schools that offer STEM involvement, such as with the Carnegie Museum.

Critical STEM-related things to consider when choosing a school for your child include whether they have incorporated STEM subjects in their curriculum and measures they have taken to enhance easy learning of the subjects.

For example, vital programs such as the kindergarten math curriculum go a long way in helping young learners adopt the math concept.

Therefore do your due diligence in choosing a suitable programming for your child concerning the STEM curriculum.
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Make Learning Easy and Fun for Your Child

In addition to knowing STEM’s future is promising and being in good programming, your child needs reinforcement from you as their parent or guardian in grasping this concept.

With this in mind, there are many ways of making STEM learning easy, such as using games, such as Mage Math, where the students grasp math concepts in a fun way.

Moreover, simple actions such as pairing the learners in teams for competition and incorporating road trips in your learning will work magic in grasping STEM concepts.

Final Thoughts

It goes without doubt that the future is STEM. Therefore take action to equip your child with these highly sought after skills for a better tomorrow. Incorporating the above three strategies will get you off to a good start.

What’s a strategy that you use?

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Brennon is the talent behind Just Brennon Blog; a fun lifestyle blog created in 2014 to inspire people to be happy and live their best lives possible. Brennon specializes in travel across the United States. As a writer on NewsBreak, her goal is to do the same.

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