Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) play a key role in the sustained growth and stability in modern world, and are a critical component to helping to win the future. STEM education creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators. These are the scientific fun and concepts students learn, separated by grade level according to both the national standards for science and Ripon’s personal experience in working with science for nearly one decade. The scientific concepts are organized into categories within each grade level. You’ll find some areas span more than one grade level, so you will see some experiments listed for multiple grade levels.