Additional elementary articles:
“When you have kids like little Daisy who were just planning on cutting hair
for the rest of their lives deciding that they’re going to go off and be a
forensic scientist, it’s very much a door opener and an enabler. It’s going
to enable them to do whatever they want to do.”
– Cathy Johnson, fifth-grade teacher, Elmore City-Pernell Elementary School, Elmore City, OK
Our goal for all our programs is to open doors
– to produce the next-generation workforce
composed of problem solvers who can:
- Think critically and creatively; practice
good judgment; and use knowledge, facts,
and data to effectively solve problems.
- Possess the employability and leadership
abilities required to address the current
- Uphold and advance our nation’s
innovation edge at success.
Daisy could have been quite successful
cutting hair, and that is a noble career;
however, Daisy chose it as a goal because
that is all she knew about. She had family
members who were cosmetologists. Daisy
then found her own identity through STREAM
Missions. She blossomed as a leader in the
Missions environment in a way that she hadn’t
experienced in the traditional classroom.
And, she discovered qualities in herself that
she was unaware of because she had never
experienced science and STEM in this way.
Daisy, in the fifth grade, walked through the
door to her future that was opened for her
through STREAM Missions.
At Daisy’s school, they implemented
STREAM Missions; however, what if Daisy was
exposed to STEM earlier, in K-2? Maybe her
confidence could have been bolstered earlier
and she wouldn’t have fallen behind in critical
areas of reading and math.
Implementing K-2 Elementary
STEM Units to feed into a Grades 3-5
STREAM Missions program could have
created a school full of blooming
daisies – much earlier than fifth grade.
Elementary STEM Units spark an
awe for learning at the earliest age.
They are designed to supplement
core learning programs with hands-on
STEM learning. Teachers are provided
with everything needed to implement
the units including curriculum
resources, materials, and storage.
Students begin even earlier learning
how to reason, problem solve, learn through
failure, and apply skills learned in core areas.
Check out our full continuum of K-9 STEM
programs – programs that aim to deliver
transformative learning experiences and
career exposure that prepare students with
the skills needed to walk through the door to
Learn more about STREAM Missions for Grades 3-5 at Pitsco.com/STREAMmissions.