When people think science or math, they don’t consider those subjects to foster creativity. However, having a strong foundation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses can teach children to be creative in ways they could never have imagined. That newfound creativity opens up a world of opportunity for the next generation of young learners.
By just taking a look at the world around us, it’s clear to see how many things we can discover. Imagine what sort of mental gymnastics the brilliant minds took to create limbs for amputees or allow the information we see on our computer screens to travel millions of miles in a second. These things wouldn’t be possible unless someone first imagined it could be done.
Looking at the world to see not just what is, but what the world could be, stretches young minds beyond what they thought was possible. That creative mindset realizes that answers may not always remain concrete, allowing the learner to explore new realms of knowledge they may have otherwise been disinterested in. Given enough practice at exploring new possibilities, and our children can learn to try new things or experiences they have never would have chosen for themselves.