Frequently Asked Questions
What is "STEAM'N"?
STEAM'N is an interactive, open source collection of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics lessons that always include a nutritional objective. The goal of this effort is to increase access to traditional and inquiry-based instructional materials that are relevant and consistent with current educational standards that also address nutritional health/education.
Why is "STEAM'N" important to ME?
STEAM'N is important for many reasons. Firstly, it is a valuable community-based resource that enables you to engage your peers to expand the FREE use educational materials aligned to S.T.E.M. Education, Art, and Nutrition.
Researchers have found that obesity precedes a decline in academic performance. Implementing instructional materials that also addresses nutritional health within the context of the social determinants of health strengthens our ability to educate vulnerable children who are at the greatest risk of obesity.
What are some of the things I can do on "STEAM'N"?
STEAM'N is designed to allow educators to supplement their current curriculum based instruction with a refreshing set of lessons that promotes the introduction of nutritional education into the K-8 classroom.
Educators can contribute and share lesson ideas to build a knowledge base that their peers can draw from to perpetuate increased interest in S.T.E.M. Education, The Arts, and Nutritional Education.