Flexible, semi-structured learning resources designed to suit the short time frame that the kids have to spend at the cafe, delivered in fun and engaging formats.
Mon - Fri
Short videos on emerging technologies
Physical computing with Arduino
Prototyping with 3D printers
Child friendly Sci-Fi animations/movies
A fun way for kids to learn STEM concepts by letting them make their own robots
Lots of interactive Maths challenges for children of different ages and abilities
Kids will learn how and why things work they way they do with practical concepts
Taking abstract concepts and presenting them in a fun way that make them easy to understand
Here are a cross section of some of the activities that kids can choose to interact with at the STEMCafe
How to produce any color with a lamp that uses light as an input.
How to build a sound-operated light that you can control with your voice.
How to change the direction of forces to be applied to your advantage.
How to build a circuit cruiser, a vehicle that gets around two DC motors.
How to program a lamp that responds to your touch.
How air can be a force
How to build a handheld device that allows you to navigate, even in the dark.
How to create a doodle with DC motors, and a pulse that dances, wiggles, and draws up a storm.
How to build complex machines and control them with simple programs.
How to design a basic control panel.
How to design a security alarm, with customized alarm for different places, and control of alarm speed.
STEMCafe provides a conducive and interactive environment where kids can channel their energy, excitement, curiosity and creativity
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, but it is much more than a sum of its parts. It is an approach to learning that integrates ALL content areas and promotes high levels of critical and creative thinking. The STEM Cafe strategy emphasises student inquiry, projects, and community partnerships. Students are challenged to think creatively about real-world topics, to solve projects independently or collaborate, and to innovate.
STEM Cafe is an interactive experience where kids channel their energy, excitement, curiosity and creativity through play.
No. Students of all learning abilities, including children with disabilities, will benefit from STEM Cafe. Studies show that hands-on learning is beneficial to children who have been disengaged (bored) with school. STEM Cafe is for Kids from all backgrounds and abilities.
Not at all. While increasing the number of young people who choose careers in STEM fields is certainly one objective driving STEM Cafe, it is only part of the story. At STEM Cafe, the experiential learning model develops skills that have a much broader application. We emphasize collaboration, communication, research, problem solving, critical thinking and creativity – skills that all kids need to be successful in today’s world, regardless of specific interests or career goals.
STEM Cafe also places a strong emphasis on personalising experiences to best suit individual styles and interests, which means STEM Cafe model has something to offer to every kid. We continually emphasise the importance of “STEM for All.”
If you believe your child learns best by:
- Sharing thoughts, questions, ideas, and solutions that lead to the completion of high-quality products
- Working together to reach a goal – putting talent, expertise, and abilities to work
- Looking at problems in a new way, linking learning across subjects and disciplines
- Trying new approaches to get things done equals innovation and invention
- Focusing on their natural curiosity and inquisitiveness
- Using self-monitoring skills and being capable of working independently
- Persevering to revise work in order to demonstrate mastery
Then STEM Cafe might be right for your child. However, there are no predetermined criteria for becoming a Member, just an open mind and a willingness to learn.
A STEM proficient is able to answer complex questions, investigate global issues,and develop solutions for challenges and real world problems while applying the rigor of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics content in a seamless fashion. STEM proficient children are logical thinkers, effective communicators and are technologically, scientifically, and mathematically literate.
While there is not an official STEM standardised test, STEM aligns with concepts that are tested. Therefore, if your child is practicing exemplary STEM activities then he/she will be exposed to skills and concepts that have been tested.