STEM education can seem like an overwhelming discipline to start in your classroom, let alone your entire school. With the acronym encompassing so much, it can be mind boggling where to start! That is why Growin’GEERS is here: to help ease the stress and get you implementing as soon as possible in your classroom, school, coop, or homeschool.
But don’t take our word for it! To help you better understand what it can mean to implement a program like Growin’GEERS and to leverage us as a resource, we wanted to share some of the amazing feedback and experiences that one of our customers had with Growin'GEERS!
The following blog includes student and parent surveys about the program and some photos too! This type of feedback is what keeps the Growin'GEERS team excited and ready to reach more budding engineers, so consider their experience when thinking about joining our community!
STUDENT SURVEY QUESTIONS
WHAT DID YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT GROWIN'GEERS?
WHAT DID YOU LEARN FROM GROWIN'GEERS?
WHAT WAS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE PART ABOUT GROWIN'GEERS?
PARENT SURVEY QUESTIONS
DID YOUR CHILD TALK ABOUT ANY OF THE ENGINEERING CONCEPTS THAT THEY LEARNED ABOUT OUTSIDE OF GROWIN'GEERS?
He would talk about what they did/built after each session. He now says he wants to be an engineer. - Justin's Parent
Yes; he built a pulley system at home. We talked about electrical circuits. - Ballard's Parent
Yes; Katie talked about every session when she came home and has referred to concepts such as conduction and insulation in cooking and packing lunch. - Katie's Parent
Yes; after each session, she was so excited to tell me about how she and her friends solved the problem even though they thought it was impossible initially. - Kendall's Parent
Yes. Leo came home and talked about his team's invention and explained why they created what they did. Also he talked about what changes he could make for it to work better next time. - Leo's Parent
After they made the pulley she would point out any sort of pulley she saw. She also kept trying to make a light out of random things after the light/battery project. - Olivia's Parent
IS THERE ANYTHING YOU FELT WAS GREAT ABOUT THIS PROGRAM THAT REALLY HELPED YOUR CHILD?
Building things and getting a deeper understanding of how things work. I also liked that they worked with a team to accomplish the objective/goal. - Austin's Parent
Practical, hands-on "experiments" really show kids the cool part of engineering. - Justin's Parent
She is excited about engineering and can relate how concepts she learned can be applied in the world. - Katie's Parent
Teaching her that difficult problems can be overcome with proper planning and careful thought. - Kendall's Parent
It helped him to use his creative thinking skills and to think outside the box! - Leo's Parent
Mel is a very hands on kid. It gave her a great way to be creative and use her imagination while still learning. - Mel's Parent
I think it helped her build confidence in math and science. She seemed more engaged and curious, especially about engineering concepts. - Olivia's Parent
I love how this program sparks her imagination. It empowers her to do anything. - Rheece's Parent
It helped him keep his interest in science up. I think it made learning more interesting. - Zaki's Parent
THANKS FOR ALL THE GREAT FEEDBACK FROM SEABREEZE ELEMENTARY! WE HOPE YOU CONTINUE TO ENJOY GROWIN'GEERS INTO THE FUTURE!
WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO MS. ROMER WHO HAS BEEN AN EARLY ADOPTER WITH GROWIN'GEERS AND TAKEN IT TO NEW HEIGHTS! THANKS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT, AND WE ARE SO HAPPY TO SEE YOU HAVE FOUND SUCCESS WITH GROWIN'GEERS!