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New STEM app seeks to combat ‘summer learning loss’

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A new app aims to counter the ‘summer learning loss’ by piquing student interest in science and math and helping inform parents about STEM education
STEM-app-summer-lossNext month, students across the United States will toss aside their books for relaxation and outdoor summer activities.

However, many parents and educators are concerned that summer vacation spent away from dedicated learning leads to learning loss known as the “summer slide.”

The Wheelock College Aspire Institute may have found a unique solution.

The STEM Activity App, a new free web app specifically designed to engage families with elementary-age students in STEM activities, provides engaging experiments for parents and children to learn more about science, tech, engineer and math.

Barbara Joseph, the innovator of the STEM Activity App, is a two-time recipient of the Silvia Earl Innovation award. Joseph created the app for 3rd-6th graders to make learning math and science fun and to boost interaction between parent and child.

So how does it work?

(Next page: Using the STEM Activity App)

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