In order for all students to get the most out of our STEM Program, we do require that students be able to read confidently on their own. If your student is still working toward the minimum reading levels (1st grade for 100 Level and 3rd grade for 200 Level) then we recommend that they join our English Enrichment Program to build up their reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary skills. Once students can read confidently, we would love to have them join our STEM Program.
Each eight-week course covers a separate topic and will have varying hands-on activities, thought experiments, and class discussions. A single sample packet would not be representative of the course as a whole. If you have any questions about the class structure or content, please send them to stem@bestinclasseducation.com.
Unlike English and mathematics, there is not a particular order that STEM topics are generally taught. This gives us the exciting opportunity to create these engaging topical courses that stand on their own. Any student who meets the reading level requirement can enroll in the appropriate level for their grade. 1st and 2nd graders can enroll in STEM 100 courses. 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders can enroll in STEM 200 courses.
Science can be a messy business. Depending on the course and topic, there may be some activities that get a little messy. We’ll do our best to minimize the mess, but we do recommend that you send your student in clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty.
Our STEM Program is a supplemental course. The methods of investigation and problem solving we teach are helpful across the board and will support their scientific learning. However, this course focuses on critical thinking and learning the scientific method in an engaging environment rather than test preparation for a specific standardized test.
Your student will receive all instructional materials from the missed class. No make-up classes are available.
While some of the concepts we cover may be familiar to your student, our unique curriculum will help them explore it in new ways and reinforce their knowledge. As we like to tell our students, an athlete has to practice to be great at their sport. It’s the same for learning.
Oftentimes when we think of technology we only think of computers, robotics, and other newer technologies. Our program will touch on the foundation of those cutting-edge technologies. That foundation being the understanding that technology refers to all human invention whether that's as simple as a wheel or as complex as a wireless device. We use technology every day; it is what sets humans apart from other animals. Our STEM Program will touch on these uses of technology as they relate to other fields of science. Some courses will naturally have more emphasis on tech, such as those nested in the physical sciences, while others may have less overlap.

Still have questions? Email stem@bestinclasseducation.com and we’ll be happy to help you!