ST. LOUIS, Sept. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Nine children's companies around the country are teaming up this fall to offer a STEAM challenge for kids. STEAM (which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) has been stealing headlines with the release of STEAM toys and subscription boxes, like Goldieblox and Tinkercrate.
While STEAM is a popular topic, many families and schools do not have access to STEAM education. STEAM products tend to be complicated and expensive. This is the first time that companies are coming together to offer an affordable, fun way for kids to participate in STEAM learning.
The STEAM Challenge is an interactive, budget-friendly competition. Families and schools can enter their kids' projects in the Challenge. Real STEAM professionals, like architects, inventors, and designers will judge the projects. Winners will receive STEAM prizes, including kits and gift cards. The Challenge is a great after-school, during school, and weekend activity that gets kids off their screens!
Jessica Gordon, founder of Rozzy Learning Company, states, "Rozzy is so excited to be spearheading the STEAM Challenge for families and schools across the country. We anticipate receiving over 10,000 entries and are thrilled to have eight company partners who share our passion for STEAM learning."
Eva St. Clair, co-founder of Princess Awesome, adds, "Kids are constantly building, creating, and designing. The STEAM Challenge gives them the opportunity to apply their natural creativity to real-world situations."
So how does the STEAM Challenge work?
- Kids can choose a product design or architecture challenge.
- Once schools and families pay a small entry fee, it's time for the tinkering and building to begin! Kids can use recycled materials and art supplies to create their STEAM projects
- Pictures of projects must be submitted online by Nov. 22nd, 2017
- STEAM professionals will judge the projects and select winners to receive prizes from sponsoring companies.
Sponsoring companies for STEAM prizes include:
- Rozzy Learning Company: Education company sparking kids' interest in STEAM careers
- Bitsbox: Subscription box that provides monthly coding projects on how to program apps.
- Princess Awesome: Clothing company that reflects a girls' diverse interests, including STEM
- Pixel Press: Technology company that allows kids to build video games
- Genius Games: Publishes chemistry and biology games and children's books
- Magical Microbes: Award-winning STEM kits for budding scientists
- Clever Belle: Clothing company that challenges gender stereotypes
- Little Loving Hands: Children's craft kits supporting philanthropic causes
- STEM Hero: Empowers critical thinking through learning about https://www.rozzylearningcompany.com/steam-challenge
Second grade students are hard at work on their STEAM projects!
Siblings team up on a rainy afternoon to complete their STEAM projects
Three year olds love learning about STEAM!
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SOURCE Rozzy Learning Company