STEM Education

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Students at DCIS at Fairmont in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade participate in STEM lessons, activities and projects weekly with our STEM and Technology teachers.  We believe STEM is foundational to what it means to be an International School.  Scientific and technological innovations are crucial to the global benefits and challenges caused by globalization and a knowledge-based economy and STEM skills are vital to becoming a leader in our community and our world.  We know that by exposing students to STEM, they will develop a passion that may be the foundation for becoming a change-maker in the STEM field.  

At Denver Center for International Studies at Fairmont we believe STEM education helps increase the roles of women and minorities in STEM-related fields. Universal STEM education breaks the traditional gender roles and makes STEM careers accessible to everyone.  STEM is important because it pervades every part of our lives. Science is everywhere in the world around us. Technology is continuously expanding into every aspect of our lives. Engineering is the basic designs of roads and bridges, but also tackles the challenges of changing global weather and environmentally-friendly changes to our home. Mathematics is in every occupation, every activity we do in our lives.

4th grader students learn about the nervous system, the functions of the brain and the spinal cord. At the end of the module, students build a model of a brain with clay and identify the function of each region of the brain.