The Curriculum

STEM-based education delivers more than science and mathematics concepts. The focus of STEM curriculum on hands-on learning with real-world applications helps develop a variety of skill sets that our modern world depends upon. 21st-century skills include media and technology literacy, productivity, social skills, communication, flexibility, and initiative.

Other skills attained through STEM education include problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, curiosity, decision-making, leadership, entrepreneurship, acceptance of failure, and more. Regardless of the future career path these children consider, these skill sets go a long way to preparing them to be innovative and positively contributing members of society. We seek to deliver an immersive STEM curriculum that sparks intellectual curiosity and a love of lifelong learning. STEM is critical to building a more secure future based on science, humanity, and understanding commensurate with Rotary International principles.

Mars rover in action

"Astrobiology, the Search for Life on Mars"

2023 STEM YEA curriculum modules

Introduction to Mars

Mars in the Night Sky

Scale of the Solar System

Planetary Features

  • Rift valleys, hydrology, volcanos, lava tubes, craters, atmosphere, temperature

Life on Mars

Getting to Mars

Mission Briefings and Objectives for projects

  • Energy

  • Communication

  • Food/medical/water

  • Transport

Mars rover in action


Moon, Mars and Beyond

Our student participants will have Star Watch sessions that will focus on the moon. The activities will include:

Planetary Features

  • How to identify the moon, planets and stars

  • Presentations of the "sky" using video projectors in large group instruction areas

  • How to properly use binoculars and telescopes

Mars rover in action

Rotary Areas of Focus

2023 STEM YEA curriculum includes the following modules

Rotary is dedicated to causes that build international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world to support our peace efforts and end polio forever.

Our STEM YEA modules are infused with the Rotary Areas of Focus.