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Exploring Heated Air Elementary STEM Unit (Grades K-2)

SKU: W45379
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$995.00 (USD)
Availability: This product has an expected shipping date of three weeks from the date ordered.


Elementary STEM Units include cross-curricular activities and experiments that teach concepts in math, science, technology, and language arts. In today’s classroom, flexibility is key, and these STEM units were created to be easy to set up and adaptable.

Exploring Heated Air is a two-week Elementary STEM Unit for Grades K-2 in which students work in teams of two to four to explore how the Sun works. Students study heat sources such as living creatures and friction, and they create and launch their own hot-air balloons.

Each unit comes with a unit guide, teacher notes, scope and sequence, teacher’s guide, student pages, assessments, and all the materials needed for a class of 24 students.

See the Exploring Heated Air Contents resource for part numbers and quantities of included items.


Type: Multi-Student STEM Units and Courses Grades: K-2


What You'll Get

  • 6 desk lamps
  • 12 packages of spoons
  • 2 packages of light bulbs (60 W)
  • Package of resealable bags (1 gal)
  • Hair dryer
  • 12 fabric squares
  • 3 packages of modeling clay
  • Package of plastic bags
  • Spiral template
  • 6 bowls
  • 6 rolls of string
  • 6 rolls of transparent tape
  • 6 digital thermometers
  • Traveling Through Air Teacher’s Guide
  • 24 Finding Out About Heated Air Student Books
  • Storage bins with lids
  • Labels and setup instructions


Learning Values

  • Heat transfer
  • Friction
  • Air
  • Lift
  • Construction
  • Testing
  • Attributes of design
  • Design process
  • Problem-solving
  • Specifications
  • Measurements
  • Data collection
  • Measuring time


  • Students Served: 24
  • Length of Unit: 2 weeks
  • Subject Area Focus: Physical Science