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LittleSTEAM Curriculum

The LittleSTEAM program is dedicated to ensuring school-aged girls are intentionally exposed to STEAM, providing the framework to actively apply academic knowledge to real world scenarios. ​We value cultural enrichment/artistic perspectives in STEAM

Enrolling in LittleSTEAM provides a unique and enriching experience for any girl regardless of their socioeconomic and educational background, to gain a fresh perspective on the impact of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math, in the the world around them. We challenge the traditional narrative and give girls the option to take advantage of the endless opportunities and possibilities of STEAM. ​

Objectives

  • To expose young girls to the field of STEAM.

  • Demonstrate real-world connections through practical application.

  • Create opportunities for girls regardless of socio-economic background to reach their full potential.

​LittleSTEAM is geared towards girls in  K-8th Grade. Girls are separated into groups in accordance to their grade level. 

Groups will consist of:

  • Group 1:  K-2nd Grade

  • Group 2: 3rd-5th Grade

  • Group 3: 6th -8th Grade

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Exploring STEAM: 

​This introductory level course will involve explaining the foundations of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math), real-world connections, and disciplines in STEAM 

​The Exploring STEAM session must be completed prior to taking any other advanced courses within LittleSTEAM! Any newcomers or Little Buddies who have not completed this session must take this course!

Week 1: Intro to Science
Week 2: Intro to Technology
Week 3: Intro to Engineering
Week 4: Intro to Art 
Week 5: Intro to Math

Exploring the Deep: Marine Biology

​This is one of our three advanced courses for Little Buddies who have completed the Exploring STEAM session and received a certificate indicating so. Exploring the Deep: Marine Biology involves the general study of Marine Biology as well as the specific subtopics within it (look below for a quick explanation of the subtopics that will be taught). 

Week 1 (Science): Surface and Deep Sea Creatures
Week 2 (Technology): Innovative Technology used to probe the ocean
Week 3 (Engineering): Materials engineered specifically to operate in water (ex: submarines)
Week 4 (Art): Capturing and displaying the beauty of the sea through cultural practices worldwide & visual arts
Week 5 (Math): Gathering and using data (statistics behind marine endangered species, sea levels, and theoretical biology)

Exploring the Style: Design-based architecture

​This is one of our three advanced courses for Little Buddies who have completed the Exploring STEAM session and received a certificate indicating so. Exploring the Style: Design-based Architecture involves the general study of architecture and how the different categories in STEAM intertwine with it. Look below for a quick explanation of the subtopics that will be taught.

Week 1 (Art)- Practicing artistic techniques, modeling, & layouts implemented in the architectural design process 
Week 2 (Math)- Geometrical & trigonometric applications in architecture
Week 3 (Technology)- Utilizing architectural design software
Week 4 (Science)- Physics, environmental sustainability, and materials science in architecture
Week 5 (Engineering)- Transforming architectural sketches into real-world structures

Exploring Above: Engineering into Space

This is one of our three advanced courses for Little Buddies who have completed the Exploring STEAM session and received a certificate indicating so. Exploring Above: Engineering into Space delves into aeronautical and aerospace engineering. Look below for a quick rundown of the subtopics.

Week 1 (Engineering)- Aerospace engineering and robotics in space
Week 2 (Science)- Astrophysics and human bodies in space
Week 3 (Technology)- Programming of space technology
Week 4 (Art)- Aircraft design
Week 5 (Math)- Mathematical composition of materials and chemicals in space