I also agree that adding the “A” to STEM is very important. As a preservice teacher, I think student’s creativity and uniqueness is very important to their learning. I took a class that helped introduced ways to include both music and art into our daily lessons or units. It was very fun and easy to do so.
I am also a huge believer in brining agriculture into the classroom too, since agriculture is around us no matter where we are located. I would love to share more about an agriculture system that fits well into classrooms and can be used for cross-curricular lesson plans, units, or semester/yearlong projects. I think the “A” can stand for both art and agriculture. STEAM will be impactful for the future generations. Thanks for sharing!