STEAM and Needlecraft
1. What is S.T.E.A.M?
As cited from steam portal Education Closet
S.T.E.A.M is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. These are the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the 21st century!
2. What is Needlecraft
As cited from Wordnik
n. The art, process, or occupation of creating objects with needles, such as in crocheting, embroidery, quilting, or tapestry.
Students can learn math and science and encode these languages that can be intimidating by using crochet. The many benefits are:
-Multimodal learning (visual, auditory & Kinesthetic)
-Create a visual product
-Think critically and creatively
-Relieve stress (health benefits)