BEST STEM & STEAM PROGRAMS FOR KIDS: Snapology Inspires Interest in Science, Math and Technology
Children and teens alike have long harbored a dread toward challenging school subjects such as Science and Math. This dread was only compounded by the addition of Engineering and Technology subjects, because of the continuing updates and advancements that are being made during this Digital Era. Ironically, despite their fear of these subjects, kids and teens are the ones who immediately embrace new tech as soon as they are introduced. It is more appropriate, therefore, to harness this love for technology and combine it with a complete, learned understanding of its creation and development.
For this reason, Snapology has come up with the best STEM and STEAM programs for kids of all ages. We believe that if kids love their tech, the greater will be their interest through hands-on, interactive programs and experiences on the development of these same technologies. As this interest is sustained, parents can expect better grades in these subjects in school and perhaps a lucrative career in technology for them in the future.
Introducing Snapology’s STEM Programs
Generally speaking, Snapology’s STEM programs utilize popular learning toys, such as Lego and K’Nex, so that kids can better apply and understand the technical topics that they have learned in class. Because they are having so much fun playing, they don’t realize that they are learning many things as well.
Here are the STEM programs that Snapology is currently offering:
All Snapology programs discuss Science topics in one way or another. However, more in-depth learning can be obtained from Snapology Scientists, Junior Scientists (All About Animals), and Minecraft programs. Among the topics being taught are physics, chemistry, astronomy, biology, and geology.
Because today’s kids know how to use laptops, iPads, and smartphones, we have adapted the usage of these gadgets into our Technology programs, including Video Game Design, Stop-Motion Animation, and Robotics. Among the topics covered are coding, pseudo-coding, game mechanics, spatial planning, just to name a few.
Much like Science, Engineering concepts are also discussed in all Snapology programs. Greater focus on the subject is given in the four Core Engineering Program levels (Junior, Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced) and in Amusement Park Engineering (wherein the core principles are applied to the creation and building of amusement park models with Lego® brick sets.
Many educators say that Art has no place in STEM. But we at Snapology say nay. In fact, Art History is included in our program. Without art, kids will not be inspired to create or event, even if they know the STEM principles involved. Art plays a big role in code and video game design and animation. It is also evident in every Lego® and K’Nex model that our students build.
Mathematics is an integral subject in all of our Snapology programs. While most kids find Math concepts difficult to learn and master, we incorporated these principles into practical applications, such as simple baking to complex robotics.
Through the Engineering principles that they have learned in our STEM program, students can now directly apply them to the creation of robots using Lego® and K’Nex sets. There are three levels in our Robotics Program, namely Kinder Robotics, Elementary Robotics, and Advanced Robotics.
No child is too young to begin learning basic STEM concepts. At Snapology Pre-School, our students begin learning and developing science, technology, engineering, math and art skills at the ages of two to six years old. Our Pre-School programs include Junior Scientists, Junior Engineers, Junior Creators Club, and ABCs &123s. And, can you believe it, we also have Kinder Robotics!
Students can then bring their creations and compete in our Competition Robotics Teams Program. Participants in our First Lego® League Junior and First Lego® League are kids aged six to nine years and nine to 14 years, respectively.
All Snapology programs are inclusive. We welcome children with extra needs in all Snapology programs. In addition, we offer CONNECTIONS to teach children social skills as well as Adaptive Play and Bricks & Buddies to encourage creativity and friendships. We welcome children of all capabilities in all programs.
Learn more about why Snapology has the best STEM & STEAM programs for kids. Contact us today and schedule an appointment!