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Spark an awe for learning at the earliest age

Our K-2 Programs

Our K-2 Elementary STEM Units are designed to supplement core learning programs with inspiring, hands-on titles that are two to four weeks in duration. All STEM Units interconnect social and academic competencies and were developed by former educators with the intention of creating an awe for science, technology, engineering, and math at an early age. Seven total units can be implemented individually or grouped into two themes: Structures and Air.

Learn more about our K-2 STEM Unit offerings by exploring the three sections below.

Providing a Jump Start to STEM Education

Inquiry skills, emphasized early, create deeper thinkers who will use these skills to solve future problems of an ever-changing world. Elementary STEM Units creatively apply the engineering design process and provide foundational STEM knowledge that will allow for an easy progression through Pitsco’s Grades 3-5 programs and beyond.

We understand that the focus at the K-2 level is literacy, so we have developed a program that includes ELA along with science and math and is adaptable for easy implementation into existing K-2 programs and environments.

Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes

The overall goal is to engage young learners in the engineering design process and advance literacy through interdisciplinary projects. Elementary STEM Units provide problem-solving exploration to encourage collaboration and teamwork with reading and writing practice built in.

K-2 Program Breakdown

Our K-2 STEM programs are designed to prepare students for the real world, starting at kindergarten. This means we provide lots of time within our program for collaboration and hands-on activity without sacrificing teacher-led instruction and independent work. The program outcomes shown above represent independent percentages that overlap with one another.

“You don’t have to wait until they get to the intermediate grades to start teaching science because they’re very capable, science is very engaging, and it’s high interest for the little ones. It’s fun, and they can do it!”

– Shakeatha Butler, elementary science director, Duval County, Florida

“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.”

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

“I worked with my group and made a really fun ride for a marble, and I made sure it had a soft place to land. We used our imaginations to be engineers.”

– Mercie, first-grade student (about the Exploring Transportation activity)