STEM education has been defined as “a standards-based, meta-discipline residing at the school level where all teachers, especially science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers, teach an integrated approach to teaching and learning, where discipline-specific content is not divided, but addressed and treated as one dynamic, fluid study” (Merrill, 2009).


Adding an A for the arts is a debated question: some feel that allowing room for artistic expression in a project largely devoted to the scientific and technical side of knowledge is a dilution of its original purpose that only causes confusion and is ultimately less effective; others believe that studying the science and mathematics that underlie art and presenting the results of one’s scientific work in a creative and aesthetically pleasing manner are, in fact, the highest forms of interdisciplinary learning. (Education Trends 11/02/2020)