Celebrating Black History: Course Now Available

Celebrating Black History: Course Now Available

Raleigh, NC  USA  2/9/2024

Inspiring diversity in STEM remains an imperative. 

STEM For Kids® is pleased to announce the newest addition to our industry-leading curriculum portfolio…

STEM Icons: Celebrating Black History for kids.

As educators celebrate Black History during Black History Month and beyond, check out the plethora of hands-on activities in this course that students can experience… 

  • To Infinity And Beyond: A rocket blast off experience for children, a glimpse into the world of aerospace engineering inspired by STEM Icon Guion Bluford.
  • GPS Scavenger Hunt: STEM Icons Gladys West & Warren Washington show how computing plays a key role in climate modeling, GIS and GPS. Step into their world for a puzzling experience!
  • cAndy: A For Agriculture: Explore the wonderful world of agriculture with STEM Icon George Carver, the peanut man, who innovated agriculture.
  • Electricity Please!: With inspiration from inventor Garrett Morgan, we will explore electricity and the foundations of an electric circuit.
  • Pumping The Heart!: With STEM Icons Mary Daly & Alexa Canady, get a heart-pumping look into the field of biomedical engineering.
  • Peek Inside Computers: Let’s explore computer science as I/O detectives as we learn about computer engineer Mark Dean. 
  • And more!

Showcasing real-life examples of people in STEM, careers, and applications of STEM to children is important for inspiring diversity in these fields. Various studies and research show that such real connections help break stereotypes, increase confidence and aspirations, and inspire curiosity and innovation.  

  • By seeing themselves reflected in successful scientists, engineers, and mathematicians, children from underrepresented groups can break down limiting stereotypes and envision themselves as future STEM leaders. Studies by the American Association of University Women show that when girls see female scientists, they are more likely to express interest in and pursue STEM careers.
  • Exposure to diverse STEM role models fosters a sense of belonging and boosts confidence in pursuing STEM-related goals. Research by the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine highlights that students who identify with successful STEM professionals are more likely to set ambitious academic goals and persist in challenging courses.
  • Engaging with stories and accomplishments of STEM achievers sparks curiosity and a love for exploration in children. This intrinsic motivation is crucial for fostering innovative thinking and problem-solving skills, key attributes for a successful STEM career. A study by the University of Cambridge found that early exposure to diverse scientists can positively impact children’s science literacy and critical thinking skills.

STEM Icons: Celebrating Black History course is now available for educators around the world to offer in settings such as summer camps, after school enrichment, in school STEM classes, child care centers, weekend workshops, nonprofit enrichment programs, homeschooling, and more.

You can find more information on the course and get the engaging hands-on activities here: https://www.stemicons.com/book-cbh .

Photo credit to STEM For Kids Alabama Mobile Bay.

STEM For Kids® enables purpose-driven educators and entrepreneurs to bring life- and career-readiness skills to preK-8 children in their communities. 

With over 1500 hours of STEM activities in various themes covering engineering (aerospace, civil, mechanical, environmental, bio-medicine), technology (coding, robots, Artificial Intelligence, Internet Of Things), business and social emotional learning, educators, parents and students have a lot to get excited about. 

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