Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM)

Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM)

STEM Focus

STEM Education is an interdisciplinary approach to learning. We transform teaching and learning by providing students with engaging, real-world learning experiences to emphasize connections between school, community and global society (SVVSD).

At Timberline PK-8, we believe in STEM and inquiry-based learning. All students will build and apply skills in science, technology, engineering and math. In K-5 grades we integrate STEM into the student’s homeroom classes and they also attend a STEM Science class every day.

In 6th-8th grades, the core subjects integrate STEM, students have a semester-long STEM elective, and students have an opportunity to choose four quarter-long STEM enrichment classes. As part of our philosophy, Timberline students learn the engineer’s design thinking process: empathy, define, ideate, prototype and feedback. The process enhances students’ learning in critical thinking, communication, creativity, collaboration and character.

As part of project-based learning, they use the process to create and design new products or experiences. They learn to make discoveries and ask questions in search of new understandings. Students become problem-solvers while thinking of others to make improvements to our world.