INTEGRATING STEM INTO
DAILY LEARNING WITH DESIGN THINKING
Amana’s unique implementation is called Expeditionary STEM Education
Rigorous, Authentic, and Relevant
Our mission for STEM is to provide rigorous, authentic integrated instruction in science, technology, engineering, and math in order to build student understanding and competence in these areas and prepare students for advanced studies in STEM. Students will be exposed to current technology and engaged in the curriculum through appropriate applications of technology. They will meet and exceed state standards in Math and Science by applying these concepts.
- At the primary level, students’ critical thinking and natural curiosity of STEM topics are cultivated through Expeditions which offer opportunities for students to find solutions to real problems and make discoveries for themselves.
- In intermediate and middle school grades, students are engaged in relevant, in-depth problem-solving with an eye toward creating sustainable solutions that protect and preserve the environment and/or improve quality of life throughout the world.
By building a foundation of respect and real-world contexts through the use of systematic observation, measurement, experiment, and the design thinking process, Amana Academy enriches students with the analytical, technical, and communication skills necessary for successful secondary, post-secondary, and professional endeavors.