STEM is an approach to learning and development that integrates the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
In Carlanstown NS we value the importance of the range of skills which the children develop through STEM; creativity, curiosity, inquisitiveness, critical-thinking, problem solving & teamwork.
Each year we participate in the Discover Primary Science and Maths Programme. This is part of Science Foundation Ireland’s Education and Public Engagement Programme, which aims to increase interest in science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) among students, teachers and members of the public.
In Carlanstown NS, we have been successful in achieving a DPSM award each year for the last three successive years for our whole school work in science, technology, engineering and maths.
Every class from Junior Infants through to Sixth Class has been involved in this programme and there are many steps that we complete as a whole school to achieve this award such as celebrating and organising activities during Maths Week, Science Week, Engineers Week and Tech Week.
This year we are currently working towards achieving our fourth award, a Plaque of STEM. Watch this space for updates on our STEM projects!
Latest STEM News
There was lots of fun across the school as all classes became Mathematicians and engaged with a range of different activities during Maths Week. Some of these activities includined tangrams, maths trails, 3D shape nets, Shapenstein Shape Monsters, maths games, maths...
To celebrate space week, we had great fun exploring the solar system and discovering all the planets and moons. We also learned about the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong.
We were delighted to celebrate winning the Curious Minds Gold STEM award for the third year in a row before our summer holidays! First Class took great joy in seeing photos of some of their STEM activities shown during the Curious Minds Award Show!
First Class, with their Fifth Class mentors, hosted a Science Fair for Junior Infants. Using Science Stations they explored Floating & Sinking, Magnetism & Static Electricity. They had so much fun as they engaged in the experiments and made their conclusions....