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STEM Roots in Childhood Play

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Mar 12, 2018 11:00 pm
  • 18:47

Guest: Anne Gold, PhD, Director of CIRES Education and Outreach, University of Colorado Boulder The ability to look at a couch and picture how it might fit into a room – or what it would look like if you stood it on its end – is called “spatial reasoning” and it’s really important for engineers and scientists. Playing with LEGOs© may teach kids these skills at a young age, which could really pay off in STEM careers later.