How it Started
The STEAM curriculum has been student centered, and dynamic since the first year, 2016/2017. Our students have come from different backgrounds and with variation & discrepancy in required skills for research and project-making.
Thus, each year, the curriculum has been personalized. First, we started building an equal base for students with minor projects that are interdisciplinary. The result has been students with basic soft skills; team work, research, presentation skills... etc.
The following years the students have been challenged with advanced, per-term, larger projects. These projects were chosen to encourage inquiry and research, integrity, collaboration, creativity, problem-solving, and critical reasoning.
STEAM Projects to Develop Skills
The BMS STEAM Department has given our students a challenge: make creative projects using cardboard and other recyclable materials to address environmental themes and local issues. This challenge has been growth experience for our BMSers. The skills they learned surpass the information they absorbed in importance. They've become team players, each one knowing and fulfilling their different roles while helping their teammates, knowing it brings their team closer to success. They've become more confident speakers, explaining their ideas and impressions to external judges the same as they do with their familiar colleagues and teachers.
All BMSers' hard work, struggles and efforts have paid off at the exhibition of their creativity in the STEAM department's Earth Day: Cardboard Challenge. And they have made us all proud!
Go Green STEAM Project
BMS is trying to explore its rooftop to give more opportunities for students to play, learn, and be part of helping our evironment go green.Our BMSers took environmental issues a step further this year. Their focus has been on growing and packaging organic crops with as little waste as possible. So they planted and nurtured a variety of fruits and vegetables using hydroponic systems and harvested them in recyclable packaging.
Their teachers skillfully integrate the green roof into their existing curriculum. BMS students participate in different classes: Art, Math,STEAM, ICT and computer science, engineering, and technology to explore with their teachers life experiences and real learning.