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Sesame Street – STEM+A

October 24, 2012

STEM to STEAM

So, even Sesame Street is including the A in STEM to make STEAM. During Season 43 Sesame Street continues its focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. According to information on Sesame Street’s curriculum webpage they have added the “A” to “help make learning STEM concepts relevant and enticing to young children by highlighting how artists use STEM knowledge to enhance their art or solve problems. It also provides context for the importance of STEM knowledge in careers in the arts (e.g. musician, painter, sculptor and dancer).”

Elmo the Musical is a new segment of the show that is interactive and a “musical adventure”. Can’t wait to see it. I will have to tune in so I can learn for myself. I wonder, is this “frosting on the cake” or outstanding examples of how the arts and the STEM subjects support each other while students are learning all 5 subjects?!

Anyone seen the show? If so, please let us know what you’ve learned on Sesame Street!

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