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Infographic of the Week: The Value of a STEM Education

November10

Did you know that 80% of the fastest growing occupations in the U.S. depend on the mastery of math and science skills?

Well, it’s true! According to Edutopia, knowledge in science, technology, engineering and math can be the key to a successful future. In fact, even those who do not pursue work in STEM fields will need literacy in these areas in order to navigate issues such as policy, climate, health and technology.

Check out the infographic shown below regarding the value of a STEM education.

Be sure to use the embedded Zoom.it tools to zero in on the details.

Classroom Connection:

Use this visual to convince teachers and students that STEM knowledge extends beyond a career. Simply put: It’s knowledge for life!

To learn more about innovative strategies for STEM teaching and learning, visit edutopia.org/stem-strategies.

By the way, infographics make really neat classroom posters too! Use the Block Posters web tool to create your poster and/or download a copy of the infographic by clicking on the document shown below.

Edutopia STEM Infographic

Infographic of the Week is a series designed to promote the use of infographics and visual literacy in the classroom.

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