STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. STEM integrates concepts typically taught in separate subjects in different classes and emphasizes the application to real-life situations. Project-based lessons and units of STEM are designed around finding a solution to real world problems. Based on the current and projected economy of the world, 70 percent of all jobs now have a technical component, 90 percent of all jobs in the future will have a technical component, and the median wage for STEM occupations is $76,000. In order to better prepare our students for the future, it is vital that educational institutions implement a STEM program to accommodate this demand.
FT STEM’s K-12 curriculum constructs STEM literacy through scratch-build aviation for 21st-century learners. Our goal is to provide innovative, hands-on aircraft activities that develop science, technology, engineering and math skills through the model design process. The curriculum engages learners of all levels and provides real-world learning opportunities that expose students to careers in science and technology, emphasizing critical 21st-century skills, such as communication and teamwork. The FT STEM curriculum combines student-directed and teacher-led curricula to create a fun, powerful and effective STEM experience.