In this unit, children will explore their local communities, developing their cognitive learning in social studies through discussions, building activities, role-playing, and idea sharing.
After completing this unit, they'll know why communities are made up of different parts. They'll understand citizens' roles and responsibilities, learn how to take care of the people around them, and gain a basic understanding of economic concepts. Along the way, they'll develop and apply STEAM skills, like engineering, creativity, and math, all while learning ways in which they can contribute to their communities.
In this unit, your students will work as physicists and engineers, carrying out experiments to investigate phenomena, principles, and concepts involved in physical science and technology. Working in pairs, they’ll go through a series of lessons that use hands-on experiments to explore gear ratios, friction, and gravity. The unit concludes with an open-ended challenge, which provides an opportunity for students to apply their newly acquired skills and knowledge in creative ways.
In this unit, your students will use the Driving Base as a modular platform for learning the basics of building and programming autonomous robots. Each lesson introduces a new extension to be built onto the Driving Base. These extensions enable it to detect obstacles, move objects, follow lines, and turn by precise angles. The unit ends with a factory-themed challenge that will put your students’ robotics skills to the test!