What Is STEM Education? - Definition, Importance & Standards


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What does STEM stand for?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a reason why STEM education is important?

2. What word(s) describe STEM education?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo covers the meaning and methodologies behind STEM education. You'll learn why STEM is so important and how it's used in a classroom setting.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The meaning of the STEM acronym
  • Reasons why STEM is important
  • Characteristics of STEM education in the classroom
  • STEM education standards

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related educational psychology lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the importance of STEM education from multiple perspectives
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding possible activities in a STEM classroom

Additional Learning

To learn more about STEM, review the accompanying lesson titled What is STEM Education? - Definition, Importance & Standards. The lesson covers these objectives:

  • Identify the areas of STEM education
  • Understand approaches to STEM education in the classroom
  • Know the importance of STEM education for all students