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Exploring Transportation Elementary STEM Unit (Grades K-2)

SKU: W45392
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$580.00 (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 Transportation is a three-week Elementary STEM Unit for Grades K-2 in which students work in teams of two to four to study directing structures – pathways that lead or direct someone or something – such as roads, rivers, and pipelines. Students learn about movement, time, and angles as they study theme park rides and roller coasters.

This 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 Transportation BOM resource for part numbers and quantities of included items.


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


What You'll Get

  • Package of red and white straws
  • 6 rolls of masking tape
  • 6 display boards
  • Package of resealable bags (1 gal)
  • 6 pushpins
  • 2 packages of cardboard tubes
  • 6 packages of modeling clay
  • 6 Park Rides Flash Card Set
  • Package of check card
  • Box (36")
  • Roll of string
  • 2 packages of chipboard
  • 2 packages of balsa wood strips
  • Package of marbles
  • 6 stopwatches
  • 2 packages of jumbo craft sticks
  • 3 packages of plastic spools
  • Package of card stock (11" x 17")
  • 6 Classifying Structures Venn Diagram Card Sort
  • Structures Poster Set
  • Exploring Transportation Unit Guide
  • K-2 STEM Collection: Finding Out About Structures Teacher’s Guide
  • 24 Exploring Roads, Tracks, and Pathways Student Books
  • Storage bins with lids
  • Labels and setup instructions


Learning Values

  • Gravity
  • Variables
  • Force and motion
  • Materials science
  • Technological design
  • Testing
  • Transportation
  • Developing models
  • Engineering design
  • Problem-solving
  • Teamwork
  • Angles
  • Averages
  • Measuring lengths
  • Measuring time

“The units have a really heavy engineering focus. My kindergartners build animal homes. My second graders build park rides. Right now, my second graders are building containers to protect four cookies and give them as a gift. . . . I really love that at the K-2 level, the kids get to think and create and engineer stuff.”

– Deb Rouse, K-6 STEM specialist, North Cedar Community School District, North Cedar, Iowa