STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. This video illustrates an experiential learning activity - building drones - to learn about STEM subjects by creating a complex device. Take a minute and a half to watch the video and discover this program.
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Creatrex Education is a relatively new company, arriving on the scene in 2012 with an interesting mission: Get kids excited by science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM.
Their plan is to get kids to build flying drones at school. Creatrex representatives will come to interested schools and guide teachers in building drones to fly in their gyms.
Creatrex co-owner Terence Fagan said there are three model kits. The first is a basic snap-together model designed for fourth- and fifth- graders. The second, created for middle school students, introduces soldering and software to the mix. The high school version is made of metal and is a more complex, powerful model.
While robotics clubs exist in schools across the globe, Creatrex hopes their flying drone projects will pique the interest of even more potential STEM majors.
“The big thing that they’re learning is confidence,” Creatrex co-owner Gerald Holt said, “as well as working through failure and difficult situations. So, at the end of it they should have the skills that a hands-on engineer would need.”
Administrators interested in the drone program can contact Creatrex directly at http://www.creatrexeducation.com/.