Welcome to STEM for subsistence. We are a family of dedicated STEM enthusiasts who are seeking a lifestyle closer to nature and more in touch with the rhythms of the natural world. Currently, we live an urban lifestyle but are in the process of relocating to a rural setting. Along the way, we’ll develop and post educational materials that teach rigorous STEM concepts in the context of our transition to subsistence living. Please, join us while we go on this journey.
We are currently in active development of the following materials:
- A series of articles and video lectures regarding the design, construction and testing of an automated indoor garden system. The aim of this series of articles is two-fold. First, to illustrate how a rigorous design process may be used to develop hardware that is able to produce food. Second, to introduce a variety of STEM concepts.
- A portfolio of online courses aimed at teaching the STEM concepts covered in a Canadian K-12 curriculum. These courses are intended to present scientifically rigorous material in the context of rural/subsistence living. It is hoped that these courses will be a helpful resource for parents and children who are engaged in homeschooling or who are simply looking for an alternative context in which to teach STEM.