Space is of great interest to many students across the world. Talking about space seems to regularly encourage children to ask questions: many, many questions. Their imagination is captured by the unknown and the idea that there is still so much left to explore. We want to harness this curiosity and use it to enhance problem solving skills in our students.
Problem-solving is a skill, as adults, we use everyday to varying degrees. Gone are the days where students are only expected to memorise. Personally, I get a huge sense of achievement for finding a range of solutions to problems and deciding which solution has the best chance of success. This is what we want to continue to encourage in class, and STEAM can help us enhance this process.