Students in Elementary, Middle, and High School hear a lot about Engineering, STEAM, Computer Science, etc — but often its just buzzwords. Gone are the days of shop class, and even robotics teams are rare as budgets shrink and student numbers grow. Beauty and the Bolt wants to change that – both through our online STEAM curriculums and through in-person, on-location training and exposure sessions at Primary Learning institutions. We aim to expose children and young adults to the art and joy of pure creation, while also creating lasting skills that can be transferred to their collegiate, professional, and even personal lives. We have a handful of active K-12 initiatives currently active or under development:
Digital Curriculum – Learn to Make at Home or at Your Local Makerspace
Our primary initiative and purpose is the creation of an accessible and comprehensive digital curriculum teaching anyone to make the things of their dreams, while learning STEAM in the process. Through our Youtube channel (http://www.youtube.com/beautyandthebolt), its possible for students to directly engage with our team as they follow along on our tutorials, projects, and more. Our curriculum – and all supplemental materials available on our site – is absolutely free to use, whether its by the student alone, a group of parents with their kids, or even by public or private institutions as part of their official curriculum.
We also offer supplemental hardware and software kits to make following our tutorials easier. These kits include all the materials and parts needed to complete the projects seen in our videos. For larger groups we also offer all-inclusive MakerPax with all materials, tools, safety gear and more. Currently all kits are only available in quantities greater than 5 – contact us for more details or a quote for your group, classroom, or institution!
DreamDays – We Bring STEAM Education to Your Students
Want to host a STEAM education day for students at your public or private school, or anywhere else for that matter? Beauty and the Bolt DreamDays brings our educational team to you! We’ll set up stations for our basic tutorials, bring all the equipment, provide highly-trained, background-checked staffing, and more! Students will walk away with a project they’ve made themselves, as well as exposure and knowledge in a whole new field!
We work closely with an institution to meet their needs – we can set up shop anywhere on your campus, provide all necessary equipment and safety gear, and develop custom projects that work for your students and learning objectives. DreamDays are provided at-cost, and almost always cost FAR less than even a small field trip! We are also always willing to work with institutions with little or no funding to create custom packages and source funding for your DreamDay. If you are interested in planning a DreamDay and beginning the quote process, contact us here!