AIM

STEM investigates Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics as a key entry to employment, and provides focus for a broad and exciting range of study and employment possibilities.

Recommended Lesson Duration

2x 45 Minute Lessons

 
Introduction

STEM is the acronym for:
SCIENCE … TECHNOLOGY … ENGINEERING … MATHEMATICS

These disciplines involve many overlapping skills that are highly sought after by employers and industry. Jobs of the future will increasingly require and demand STEM skills at the most basic level. Students should be encouraged to embrace these disciplines. This module aims to expel some of the myths surrounding the disciplines, and inspire students to broaden their horizons and give it a go.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module students should:

  • Understand that STEM skills are used in everyday life
  • Understand and explore the way science and scientific skills are used in a range of jobs and careers
  • Understand and explore the way technology and technological skills are used in a range of jobs and careers
  • Understand and explore the way engineering and engineering skills are used in a range of jobs and careers
  • Understand and explore the way mathematics and mathematical skills are used in a range of jobs and careers
  • Understand the way mathematics is used in everyday life
  • Understand the importance of the involvement of both men and women in STEM for future innovation and growth
  • Be confident that it is never too late to consider a career in STEM
Student Activities

UNDERSTANDING STEM

WHICH STEM CAREER WOULD SUIT YOU? (QUIZ)

MATH SKILLS IN THE WORKFORCE

STEM CROSSWORD

STEM GENERAL CAPABILITIES TABLE

Stem Contents