The STEAM Ahead program is to provide educators with hands on agriculture activities that teach state standard curriculum while educating students about agriculture.
The idea of STEAM Ahead is to give educators a chance to teach the state standard curriculum of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math through agriculture. Eventually each track of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) will have a list of 5-7 suggested hands-on activities for each grade level. These activities will have signage, detailed information on the activity and a complete lesson plan that relates this activity to a common core state standard.
** The Steam Ahead lesson activities are aligned with the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards. We understand that the Kansas College and Career Ready standards represent the knowledge level the students should be at by the END of the grade level. Since the Kansas State Fair falls so early in the school year you may need to adjust the lesson activity according to your student’s experience with the subject. Many of our activities can be used as an introduction to the topic.