STEM Roots in Childhood Play
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 766 , Segment 6
Episode: Naloxone and Opioids, West Virginia Teacher Strike, History of Military Parades
- Mar 12, 2018 11:00 pm
- 18:47 mins
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.