4 STEM content


The US National Science Foundation proposed the acronym STEM in the 1990s standing for the concepts of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. In most national and international reports, STEM is usually interchangeable with ‘science’ in a broad sense. That means it refers to physics, biology, computer science and technology, as well as mathematics. On the other hand, STEM may describe interdisciplinary approaches that make connections between some of the four disciplines. Sometimes it covers even a fully integrated view of STEM education. In the project AutoSTEM, we prefer an interdisciplinary approach. That means that each automaton allows the children not only to make experiences with one or more of the STEM content but also to discover relations and connections between the different disciplines.

Learning goals

In this module, you will learn how you can use automata to teach STEM content to young children.

Choose the STEM content that you want to learn about

Click in the picture below on the topic that you are interested in. This will lead you to the part of this module that is about the chosen topic.