Putting the A in STEAM

Is it STEM or STEAM? The answer is both. The evolution from STEM to STEAM recognizes the importance of arts and humanities in education.

Art helps bridge the gap by promoting creative thinking and design in scientific studies.

A study from the Americans For The Arts Foundation shows that high school students with an integrated art and music education scored an average of 92 points higher on their SAT scores.

Another study showed that participating in music classes dramatically raised the math proficiency of first-graders.

In short, students benefit from a well-rounded education that features both STEM and arts. Through STEAM education, the five disciplines of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math work together to help young women reach their full potential.

Incorporating STEAM into your curriculum

If you’re looking for ways to add STEAM-centered activities to your classroom, we’ve put together lesson plans and other resources to help you get started:


STEM Professional Development for Educators
Learn how to incorporate STEM into your classroom. This video covers materials, lesson planning, how to engage girls, where to find projects, and more.
STEAM Learning That is Representative of the Whole World
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