What is 3D printing?… I think it is self-explanatory, but let me explain. Your design a product using a decent computer software and you will be on your own to turn that into a real prototype.
After you create that first initial product, you will be thinking about how to turn it into a viable business. Is it needed? Does it solve a problem? So why not turn it into a business idea if it does.
What if I told you that this could be the beginning of your child’s entrepreneurial journey. Dreams can be as big as you want but you need to take the first step. STEAM POWER is inviting you to take this first step by taking part in its first 3D printing workshop where your child will be creating his first working pen. Follow the link to book your space: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/3d-printing-workshop-tickets-51564063502
STEM FOR ALL
Bringing stereotypes down!
“Science is for boys!” Have you ever heard this before? If you were born after the Millennium, maybe not.
We need to change narratives, from a very young age, I already knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wanted to be a doctor, not sure how I ended up becoming a teacher, maybe it was to do with the fact that my parents never conceived the idea of a Black woman as a doctor or, was it because I did not have the potential? Either way, parents should restrain from passing opinions on their children’s career choices, especially if they are in primary school.
How do we start bringing those barriers down? My answer is simple, we need to create the spaces where children see the opposite of what they have been programmed to believe. Let us show them the Black inventors, the female inventors, the disable inventors… from different social classes, from different ideologies. Let’s have better and more productive conversations with our children.
Pick up toys that challenge the dominant narrative, think outside of the box and create your own toys, presentations or activities where your child finds himself in a space where he is welcome and does not have to justify his own existence or his own choices.
I am a big advocate of children being in charge of their own learning and taking responsibility for their own journey of discovery; but this urge has to be nurtured, so it is paramount that parents get involved. Teachers can not do everything, parents have an important role to play.
So, what can you do? I want to share something with you a list of the most interesting science competition that take place in America and worldwide. And no! You do not need to be a scientist, if your child is passionate about it, his passion will drive you out of your comfort zone all the way to an online community or your local library.
Let’s begin! The States have a lot more going on in terms of promoting STEM amongst young people, nevertheless share this information with other parents and teaching professionals.
From dreamers to innovators