The Newton concept is developed by the foundation FIRST Scandinavia in Norway, in collaboration with teachers, academic institutions and industry partners. Our purpose is to give children and young people good training and empowering experiences with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.
Newton is STEM education in practice, led by enthusiastic and competent Newton teachers. The education takes place in Newton rooms; specialized STEM rooms that are established and owned locally, and form a shared resource for the schools in a municipality.
The teaching plans of Newton rooms are called Newton modules, and will ensure the student's opportunity for exploration, in-depth and inquiry-based learning, and the use of new and exciting equipment not commonly used at school.
Newton rooms are part of a network with joint administration and shared access to resources. The principle of sharing is vital, and the Newton modules continuously developed by the network are distributed to other Newton rooms immediately after external quality assurance.