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!
Uh-oh! Xavier dropped his ice cream on the ground. He wants to clean it up, but he can’t find a trash can in Rainbow Town.
In this unit, your students will work as scientists and engineers. They’ll immerse themselves in motivating STEM activities that prompt creative problem-solving, communication, and teamwork. They’ll work on the Challenge Mat, an engaging and motivating platform where they’ll creatively apply their STEM knowledge and expand their problem-solving skills as they develop their Space Challenge solutions.
In this unit, your students will create clearly named variables and lists representing different data types, and perform basic math operations on their values. They'll learn how to make cloud data useful and reliable, improve their programs to refine a solution, and design projects that combine hardware and software components to collect and exchange data.
Build a Tilting Platform to experimentally determine the coefficient of friction of different objects.
Build a Drop Tower to experimentally determine the gravitational constant.
Design, build, and program a robot that can navigate to the lunar base, pick up the flight commander and set her down at the base area.
In this unit, your students will strengthen their design engineering skills and coding skills by solving complex the real-world problems of computer-controlled machines. Students will integrate multiples subject skills as they analyze major global challenges, elaborate qualitative and quantitative criteria and constraints and break large problems down into smaller ones. They will also develop and use a series of test cases to verify that a solution performs according to its design specifications. Students will strengthen their communication skills as they present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically.