All K-2 units are STEM learning focused but also have opportunities for creative expression, social interaction, and physical movement woven throughout.
To boost collaboration skills, students work in pairs and teams of four to explore real-world concepts through vocabulary exercises; games; and open-ended, hands-on challenges, such as making a home for a pet (in Exploring Structures for Animals) or designing and building a ride (in Exploring Transportation). Throughout the challenges students integrate the use of items such as balsa wood, card-stock paper, modeling clay, and other fun, hands-on materials as they use the design thinking process to think critically about the problem at hand.
STEM Units are intended to deliver an all-inclusive experience, enabling easy implementation. Students will need access to common classroom items such as rulers, scissors, paper, or cardboard. However, all other resources are provided through the purchase of a unit.