STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. These subjects are the ones on which the workforce of the future will rely heavily. The Funtopia® STEAM program is organized around 6-week semesters, with sessions twice a week. The sessions are divided into half theory and half practice. The kids will be divided into small groups, making it easier for them to focus and to communicate with instructors and each other.
Funtopia® believes that being active, both physically and mentally, is the main ingredient to a healthy and happy life. For this reason, they have designed a STEAM program that stimulates minds and muscles at the same time. The program incorporates multiple Funtopia® attractions and allows kids to experiment with what they have learned through fun and play. This brings entertainment into the equation of STEAM education. The Funtopia'® STEAM program is a fantastic setting in which your children can develop and thrive.
For more details see https://funtopiaworld.com/naperville/steam/
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