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STEM Standards and Instruction

“If America is to maintain our high standard of living, we must continue to innovate. We are competing with nations many times our size. We don't have a single brain to waste. Math and science are the engines of innovation. With these engines we can lead the world. We must demystify math and science so that all students feel the joy that follows understanding.”
Dr. Michael Brown, Nobel Prize Laureate

STEM Education provides a venue for the transformation of teaching and learning by integrating content and the skills of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Engaging students in 21st century practices through inquiry, critical thinking and reasoning, collaboration, invention, and information literacy through STEM education directly impacts their ability to succeed by mastering and transferring concepts within STEM disciplines and across all content areas.


 Content Connections

Content Connection Samples are designed to provide examples of cross-content (multi-disciplinary) connections within the Colorado Academic Standards at grades kindergarten through 5.

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