Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the difference between STEM and STEAM?

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Math.

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math.

The term STEAM was created to explore the ways that art can be used in conjunction with STEM and the way that STEM can be used to express ourselves artistically. Examples of this are LED Bracelets that are made from electrical circuit components that can be decorated with yarn:

Teaching children to make LED wearable electronic bracelets at The STEAM Center.

The Value of STEAM Education
Educating students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) empowers students to use critical thinking skills, logical reasoning, and methodical approaches to problem solving, among many other benefits. Incorporating Art into STEM education enhances the creative and expressive aspects of a studentโ€™s personality, skills, and talents. An integrated, left and right brain approach to learning and project creation engages studentsโ€™ interests. It also showcases the many uses and applications of STEM in everyday life and creative expression in our modern technology driven world.

What is the difference between coding and programming?

These terms are often used interchangeably.

When we program a computer, we give it commands, essentially telling it what we want it to do.

We use code to write a program.

So, we can think of code as the language of computers.

Examples of Code: Binary, Scratch, and C# inside Unity

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