STEAM adds art to the STEM curriculum may interest more students to STEM fields, help students to excel in the higher education, and promote imagination and creativity. Hence, STEAM has been increasingly recognized as an emerging and vital area of K-12 educational studies. This study developed a STEAM-oriented robotic insect design curriculum using an engineering design process and digital manufacturing tools for K-12 students. After developing the curriculum, we implemented the curriculum and observed students' performance. The method of the curriculum development used in the present study may be a sample for the design and development of engineering design curricula to assist K-12 students' learning related to STEAM subjects.
Chien, Y. H., Chang, Y. S., Hsiao, H. S., & Lin, K. Y. (2018). STEAM-oriented Robot Insect Design Curriculum for K-12 Students. In Proceedings - 2017 7th World Engineering Education Forum, WEEF 2017- In Conjunction with: 7th Regional Conference on Engineering Education and Research in Higher Education 2017, RCEE and RHEd 2017, 1st International STEAM Education Conference, STEAMEC 2017 and 4th Innovative Practices in Higher Education Expo 2017, I-PHEX 2017 (pp. 1–4). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. https://doi.org/10.1109/WEEF.2017.8466970