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Value of Draper STEM Programs: Hands-On, Reasoning, Technical

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the major areas of value provided by STEM school programs for kids of varying ages. Science, technology, engineering and math skills are foundational for so many areas of life, and a focus on them within school programs is often highly beneficial to

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Value of STEM Programs: Independence, Creativity

While there are a number of skills that young people may need as they become adults and move into the workforce, the vast majority center around a few prominent skill areas. This is much of the foundation of STEM school programs, which focus around science, technology, engineering and math skills that are found in a

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STEM Teen Study Habits: Notes, Planning, Distractions

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basic study habit areas that should be considered by teens who are taking part in STEM school programs. STEM subjects are vital for many of life’s foundational skills, meaning that quality study habits for these courses will not only lead to

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Sandy STEM Teen Study Habits: Schedule, Quizzes, Variety

The realm of study habits is an important one for students across a wide swath of age groups and programs, and may differ somewhat depending on the specific needs of the student, plus other factors. STEM subjects, in particular, are quite important for foundational skills, and utilizing quality study habits is vital for any student

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Post-Break Themes: Sleep, Schedule, Screen Time

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basics on how to help your child get back into the swing of things with school after a long break, such as the summer break we’ll be leaving soon. It’s natural for there to be a bit of a “hangover” in many students

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Post-Break Themes: Conversations, Example, School Supplies

It’s a common situation for many parents of school-aged children: After any kind of significant break from class, it can be tough for some kids to get back in the swing of things. Luckily, there are several approaches you can take as a parent to limit these risks and help your child jump right back

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Sandy Summer STEM Themes: Problem-Solving, Stimulation, Curiosity

With summer break now here for many students around Utah, parents are regularly looking for ways to keep their kids connected to the learning experience even while they’re mostly outside the classroom. This is definitely the case for many parents of STEM school students, who often want to help maintain many basic learning concepts in

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Parents and Standardized Test Prep: Directions, Question Types, Practice

In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some of the simple ways parents can help their children as they prepare for standardized tests. Standardized tests are one important piece of the middle school or high school student’s experience, and while they can sometimes be stressful to prepare for, parents can offer a

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Parents and Standardized Test Prep: Teachers, Monitoring, Calming

While they’re not the only important part of the middle school or high school experience for students, standardized tests are definitely vital in a number of ways. There’s a reason students typically spend so much time preparing for them — preparation that parents can also assist with via a few simple approaches. At Beehive Science

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Gender and STEM: Breaking Barriers for Utah Girls

In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some basic differences between boys and girls in terms of learning, particularly within the realm of STEM subjects, plus how boys can be engaged within these topics. This is a hugely important area for many parents and educators alike — but the flip side

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