Hands-on STEM Exploration to Engage Imagination

Become the Problem Solvers of Tomorrow

Whole-class, hands-on STEM Units enable upper-elementary students to make connections among the four areas of STEM learning. Each one-, two-, three-, or four-week unit incorporates science, technology, engineering, and math concepts into the activities. Students work in teams to brainstorm and solve problems, beginning to develop those transferable future-ready skills necessary in college and careers.

Designed to be flexible, the STEM Units can be incorporated in support of existing curriculum or as an entire course on their own. Units can be implemented individually or in Structures, Air, Electricity, or Magnetism themes. They fit into existing labs or classrooms and are easy for teachers to use and store.

STEM Unit Advantages:

  • Connects math and science knowledge with real-world STEM applications
  • Develops student confidence in their design abilities and idea generation
  • Prepares students for more independent thinking in middle school
  • Can be implemented in a variety of ways, offering maximum flexibility for teachers

Teachers are provided with everything they need to implement the units including curriculum resources and materials to complete the hands-on activities.

Pitsco Education - 3-5 STEM Units - STEM Unit Titles

STEM Unit Titles

Providing elementary students with a STEM experience in which all four subjects are integrated and presented in a real-world manner is the central objective of all our titles. This program focuses on students’ taking concepts and applying their knowledge to solve an engineering-related challenge.

Our STEM Units can be used to supplement existing curriculum, or several units can be combined to create a semester-long or even yearlong course. There are no prerequisites, and units can be completed in any order desired.

Each unit serves 24 students, but four-student add-ons and consumables are available. Fifteen total units can be implemented individually or grouped into the following themes:

You can learn more about our STEM Units by exploring the various titles in our shop or by downloading our Elementary STEM Units brochure.

Pitsco Education - 3-5 STEM Units - Standards Alignments

Standards Alignments

All Grades 3-5 Elementary STEM Units are correlated to Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards for mathematics and English language arts. Standards correlations are included in each teacher’s guide.

You can download a sample of the standards correlations for one of our Elementary STEM Units below.

Pitsco Education - 3-5 STEM Units - Authentic and Formal Assessments

Authentic and Formal Assessments

Students’ performance and creativity are assessed through their demonstration of meaningful application of STEM knowledge and skills.

Formal assessment is provided in the form of a multiple-choice pretest and posttest within the guides for each STEM Unit.

“If I could have a STEM lab for every classroom in our school, this probably would be the best school in the United States because I see how our students are engaged in our Pitsco lab.”

– Jeff Torrence, principal, Honeysuckle Middle School, Dothan, Alabama

We enable young learners to develop the mind-set, skill set, and tool set needed for future success.

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