The STEAM curriculum at Everbrook Academy integrates Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics into every age and stage of learning. The result is 21st century academic skills discovered through hands-on, practical experiences.
It’s a meaningful and innovative approach to early childhood education aimed at helping prepare our Everbrook students for the modern world. Children then express their understanding of each concept through the Arts. STEAM comes alive in the classroom through four Art Zones:
Dramatic Arts | Musical Arts | Language Arts | Visual Arts
Each week, as part of STEAM Tuesdays, we’ll explore each letter, beginning with S—and the wonders of Science!
In its most simple form, science is the study of the world around us. Scientists learn about all types of things by making observations and predictions, and then experimenting to collect data that reveals solutions or leads to discoveries.
At Everbrook Academy, we believe teaching the basic concepts of science helps nurture inquisitive minds and inspire curiosity. We even introduce the field to students with the help of Simon the Scientist—the first member of our cool STEAM Team! By creating age-appropriate experiences with the natural world (with living and non-living things) we enable children to easily develop those important scientific process skills we mentioned:
Our hope is that, along the way, children develop the 4 Cs—creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication. Each one is essential for school readiness and future success. Building a solid learning foundation in the classroom is an important goal of our early educators.AT-HOME ACTIVITY IDEA: You can do science-inspired activities at home to further enhance their skill development, too. In fact, we encourage it!
Try the simple “Sink or Float” test to see your child’s scientific exploration in action. They’ll have to rely on communication (Language Arts) and critical thinking to choose objects and make predictions about whether they’ll sink or float, plus—who doesn’t like to play in water?! It’s a great activity for toddlers, but can be adjusted to challenge bigger kids, as well.