Parents, Caregivers, Adults & Teachers
First, allow us to take a moment to say thank you. Thank you for your devotion to children and their education. All of us at STEM Starter recognize that the education of our youth begins with parents, caregivers, adults and teachers. We also understand that a hectic lifestyle, whether it’s in the kitchen or the classroom, doesn't always lend itself to the ability to research, develop and conduct a STEM activity; so, we've done it for you. Well… most of it. The goal of STEM Starter is perfectly captured in this quote from our CEO & Founder Shannon Brindle,
"STEM Starter doesn't reinvent the wheel; we show how it works."
STEM Starter doesn't require parents or educators to purchase fancy, expensive equipment or chemicals in order to learn science, technology, engineering or math. Rather, STEM Starter begins at the roots of the STEM fields and demonstrates just how science, technology, engineering and math are woven into our everyday lives. Through practical, inexpensive and easily implemented experiments, STEM Starter demonstrates that we live in environments overflowing with STEM; we just need to take a moment to recognize and embrace this fact.
Secondly, STEM Starter provides you with helpful documents ranging from The Scientific Method to building a Hypothesis as well as how to start a STEM Fair Project. When you have a moment, we invite you to review Resources section for additional information and guidance.
Lastly, we want to take a moment to address parents, caregivers and teachers who support students in the special need community. The Founder of STEM Starter, Shannon Brindle, has loved ones who are a part of this community and she is devoted to supporting the educational needs and curiosities of children who are on the Autism spectrum. While our STEM Experiments are linked to general over arching Individual Education Plans (IEP) goals; we realize that there is much work to be done to support students within this specific community. We encourage feedback, questions and constructive criticism so we can continue to update and provide high quality activities that support the educational goals of these students.
Once again, thank you for you dedication to children, to students and to the STEM fields; but most of all, thank you for your commitment to encouraging a vibrant inquisitiveness in our children and their future!
"The roots of STEM exist in our everyday lives -
all we need to do is dig."
- Shannon Brindle
STEM Starter Founder