Story URL: http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=221353
Story Retrieval Date: 9/21/2014 9:08:11 AM CST
Do 5-year-olds know what an engineer is? In Lauren Solarski's kindergarten class they certainly do.
Solarski, a teacher at St. Malachy School on the West Side, decided age didn’t matter, introducing her version of the national STEM initiative to her kindergarteners. The initiative promoting science, technology, engineering and math is typically found in high schools.
Solarski's hands-on curriculum has captivated her students’ curiosity.Experts say her class is a great example of the right way to get kids excited about careers in the many emerging STEM fields.