I love quotes! Finding a quote that resonates with your feelings and thoughts about the world is so inspiring. There can be so much wisdom and truth in just a couple of sentences well written. So today my aim is to inspire you with quotes that resonate with STEM learning. I have put together a set of qualities or topics that I consider crucial for STEM kids. I have tried to find the best quotes that can express the importance and relevance of these topics. There are so many great STEM quotes it has been hard to narrow it down! So I hope you find meaning and inspiration in these quotes and I will definitely be making a follow up with new quotes!
What makes up a true STEM Kid and Quotes to go with it
STEM Quote: Wonder
STEM learning is all about exploration and discovery. It is about understanding the world, so what better than to wonder why things are the way they are.
“Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.” – Socrates
STEM Quote: Curiosity
Like wonder, this is a STEM must! Curiosity is what makes you look at the world and ask yourself why. It is what makes you dig deeper into a subject and motivates you to learn about things.
“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder what makes the universe exist. Be curious.” – Stephen Hawking
STEM Quote: Inquiry
What would curiosity and wonder be without inquiry? They are the drivers of inquiry. The curious, the ones who wonder, those are the ones that ask the question. And the questions are what drive STEM learning.
“We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and the depth of our answers” – Carl Sagan
STEM Quotes: Problem-solving
Once the questions are asked it is time to try to answer them. Here is where problem-solving skills come in handy. The core of STEM! But what is problem-solving?
It is a way of thinking…
“I do not fix problems. I fix my thinking. Then problems fix themselves.” – Louise Hay
a way of looking at the problem…
“A problem well put is half solved.” – John Dewey
It is also reflecting on everything that comes together in the problem and being able to adapt and change perspectives…
“Science progresses best when observations force us to alter our preconceptions” – Vera Rubin
It involves creativity…
“Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.” – Edward de Bono
“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination” – Albert Einstein
“Mistakes are the portals of discovery” – James Joyce
It requires patience to not rush and stick to a process that will deliver good results…
“The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.” – Arnold H Glasow
And also perseverance to endure when things get difficult…
“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein
And it will hopefully lead to discovery…
“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” – Carl Sagan
I hope you find inspiration in these STEM quotes and that they show you the importance of bringing STEM into your home. Because the process of discovery is not limited to STEM but it gives you a way of seeing the world and learning from it.
I’ll leave you with one of my favorite quotes:
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. LEARN as if you were to live forever.” -Mahatma Gandhi
Inspire yourself and inspire your children to never stop learning. Check out these guided STEM activities to start bring STEM into your home: