5 things parents can do to help develop STEM skills

Freddy Porter, 5, of Raleigh N.C. plays with a toy space shuttle in the Rocket Garden of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex near Cape Canaveral, Florida  July 7, 2011.  Porter, visiting with family was hoping to witness his first launch as space shuttle Atlantis, carrying a crew of four and food and other supplies critical for the International Space Station, is set to vault into orbit on Friday on the final flight in the 30-year U.S. shuttle program.  REUTERS/Hans Deryk   (UNITED STATES - Tags: SCI TECH IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Asking questions and encouraging children to notice things are just two ways to help create an interest in STEM. Image: REUTERS/Hans Deryk

Kym Simoncini
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