STEAM Curriculum

After we offered a talk on how to integrate STEAM into curriculum at a garden at the APGA Conference HERE my colleagues and I at the Desert Botanical Garden were ready to take the next step. We had been beta testing the STEAM curriculum we developed focusing on biomimicry. We partnered with The Art Resource Center to develop post tour kits to take back to the classroom to further develop knowledge and skills about STEAM.

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Below are the tours now offered by the DBG you can visit the DBG education page to book a tour based on STEAM, download the corresponding education standards and the pre and post tools.

Nature as a Problem Solver: A STEM Curriculum
2 hours, suggested for grades 1-4
Students are introduced to an exciting new way to look at nature as inspiration for solving human problems or biomimicry. Observation and experimentation with plants and works of art will encourage discussion, wonder, and creativity. Take-Away Post Visit Activity and Materials to be completed in classroom will be provided by the Desert Botanical Garden.

 

Solutions Inspired by Nature: A STEM Curriculum
2 hours, suggested for grades 5-8
Students are introduced to an exciting new way to look at nature as inspiration for solving human problems or biomimicry. Observation and experimentation with plants and works of art will encourage discussion, wonder, and creativity. Take-Away Post Visit Activity and Materials to be completed in classroom will be provided by the Desert Botanical Garden.

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At Laboratory5 Inc. We bring together all elements of STEAM and tie them up into a package to promote the work each individual is doing in their fields to celebrate this work. We produce experiences so that those unfamiliar with the glorious, quirky, nerdy, geeky qualities of all areas of STEAM can be explored as an adventure to explain these fields.

 

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