STEM Instructional Materials
Climate, Weather, and Ways We Shelter
In this 3rd grade integrated STEM Storyline focused around the topics of climate and weather, we present students with the challenge of designing and building prototype temporary shelters to protect people from natural hazards.
We Are Wondrous
In this 2nd Grade Integrated Unit focused around Social Emotional Learning, STEM, Art, and Language Arts, we present students with the driving question: How can we use art to celebrate each and every one of us? Students read a variety of literature that provides them with the opportunity to talk about and think about how each and every student’s uniqueness is beautiful and valued in the classroom community.
Becoming Protectors of the Earth
In this 5th grade STEM Storyline Unit focused around Climate Justice, we present students with the idea of environmental stewardship and restoration. Students learn from communities and activists who are working to protect the Earth against negative human impacts.
Catch Me if you Can
Set your kindergarteners on a mission to use Physical Science to catch the gingerbread man!
Sediment on the Move
In the “Sediment on the Move” storyline, fourth grade students explore the hazards of volcanic sediment and solve the problem of managing these hazards. This robustly developed and problem-based learning unit supports teachers in creating a rigorous and rich experience for students through use of fully-developed teacher support resources (Google Slides for students ready to be used), rich media (videos, images, first-person narratives), and a plethora of engaging and 3-dimensional formative assessments.
Set your kindergarteners on a mission to help shelter an endangered species by creating an animal sanctuary for an animal in need. Students will create a physical model of an animal sanctuary (diorama) for an endangered animal while studying what that animal needs from its habitat in order to survive and thrive.
Observing Plant Growth with Micro:bits
In this 7th grade STEM lesson, students use Micro:bits to design a physical computing system to support the needs of plants.
Integrating Technology into Storytelling
In this 2nd grade language arts lesson, students will retell or write their own fiction story and use a tech platform (Ozobots, digital comic strips) to demonstrate understanding of story structure.
Expressions & Equations Digital Artifact
In this 6th grade math lesson, groups of students use their choice of platform (Scratch, Google slides, etc) to demonstrate understanding of simple equations.
British and American Perspectives
In this 5th grade social studies lesson, students will create a digital artifact that showcases their understanding of different perspectives of countries at the time of the War of American Independence.