While coordinating S.T.E.M. curriculum for grades 1-5, I observe students exploring the STEM process who are truly engaged with hands-on learning.
For the most part, students LOVE it!
Sometimes I also see students who are not yet comfortable with taking risks.
They are not emotionally equipped for dealing with the disappointment of a great idea that doesn’t quite work out the way they wanted.
They’re threatened by other students who have good ideas. They’re defeated when they can’t make their ideas work the first time.
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