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Unique Program Promotes Profit and Learning
Kids Around the Country Will Learn to Innovate While Making Smart Profitable!
The concept of STEEM quickly caught on and a pilot curriculum was developed and offered in partnership with the Scottsdale Microsoft Store. Twice a month, children ages 8-12 have been heading to the Microsoft Store in Scottsdale Fashion Square to participate in fun, hands-on workshops that include topics such as Soap-OLOGY and Germ-OLOGY to Slime and Sugar-OLOGY. “We believe that putting science and entrepreneurship together makes perfect sense. Nearly every product that consumers buy has at one time or another come from scientific research and business development,”
During Sugar-OLOGY students used centrifugal force to understand how cotton candy is made. From there they learned how to identify target markets and brand their product (a mock candy company that they would create). Finally, they incorporated Microsoft technology to develop a home page for their company’s website. “What better way is there to show kids that innovation, supported by science and entrepreneurship can benefit them monetarily,”
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