Most people have heard the term STEM learning, and understand that STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and math. So what differentiates STEAM from STEM and why is that important? STEAM includes the importance of art in scientific, tech, engineering and mathematical learning. Art education allows students to learn things in a more open ended way and make them applicable to real life. Artistry and creativity are what make STEM exciting! Discovering creative ways to apply scientific exploration, technological feats, engineering mastery and mathematical calculations is what drives our society.
If we left out art what would the Sistine Chapel look like? Would it be da Vinci’s Vitruvian stick figure? Would geometry have potential to be sacred?