BrickLAB Flower Power + Holiday Activity Card Set
$ 275.00 $ 325.00
Bring the Power of the Flower to Your Students!
Bricks, bricks and even more bricks! Everybody LOVES building bricks. As a powerful teaching tool or for a fun-time break activity, this pack includes over 3,000 vibrant colored bricks to bring the power of the flower to your classroom or after-school program! Completely compatible with all major building systems. Our newest BrickLAB packs are a great way to expand your primary BrickLAB, OR just bring some building fun to your students with these thrilling new colors. The new colors include purple, pink, teal and lime green in addition to more of your favorite BrickLAB primary elements in green, blue, orange, and brown!
Elements include PINK, PURPLE, LIME GREEN AND TEAL 2x2, 2x3, and 2x4s; ORANGE AND BROWN 2X6s; GREEN and BLACK 2x8s; GREEN and BLUE 2x10s; and 8x16 baseplates in WHITE and BLUE!
Package also includes a 10-gallon, classroom-sturdy tub for storage, brick separator and even a nylon mesh bag to facilitate running these flower-powerful manipulatives through the dishwasher after a full week of learning fun!
Holiday Activity Card Set:
The holidays are a magical time of year and the BrickLab Holiday Activity Cards brighten up any educational setting and warm the outside. These cool and stimulating brick builds promote innovation and encourage students to explore their own creativity.
Designed for Elementary Students, each of the five cards offer one step-by-step build and three additional themed models. In addition, there is a corresponding Teacher Resource card that provides extension activities in Math, Science, Social Studies, and Literacy and a cooperative STEM activity.
Flower Power up our classroom or after-school program today!!
Girls Can Build
Historically, girls have strayed from many of the STEM fields of study and career options. Now, is the time for change! With STEM fields growing faster than any other industry, the gap can be filled with creative and passionate girls. Getting girls excited about these topics at a young age is the answer, and Girls Can Build is the key to change. By using easy-to-use building materials in addition to collaborative activities, Girls Can Build encourages girls to explore, experiment, communicate and problem-solve together.
The Girls Can Build product line comes with 6 one hour segments designed for the primary level grades K-2, as well as 6 one hour segments designed for the secondary level grades 3-5. Each activity of the series uses interest-based learning to develop an understanding of the wide variety of STEM topics. Girls explore urban planning, structural design, physics, math, and storytelling which enables them to gain critical thinking and logical reasoning skills. Envision the possibilities for change with Girls Can Build.
- K-2 Instructor and Student Materials - 6 activities designed to fill one hour segments
- 3-5 Instructor and Student Materials- 6 activities designed to fill one hour segments
- Nearly 10,000 durable and brightly colored building pieces for engineering activities
- Brightly colored and long-lasting Gratnell storage containers for easy clean up and storage
- Set of Charade Cards that girls will love - See a Sample!
- Stimulating art supplies
- Useful Instructor background information
- Tips for collaboration and discussion
- Lesson extensions provide diversification of activities as necessary
BrickLAB Charade Card Set
DescriptionSo popular in our camps that we had to put them on the website! With these building charades cards, children can build with so many awesome things with LEGO or PCS Bricks. Play charades with your friends or simply build, these cards are a great way to get into building. The deck comes with 32 builds, 16 easy and 16 hard. Kids of all ages have a blast when building with PCS Brick Charades.
BrickLAB Core/Classroom Sets
Bring bricks to your classroom to engage students with exciting Project-Based Learning activities that make learning fun! BrickLAB Core was developed specifically for grades 1-6 and is aligned with variety of national standards to help strengthen Common Core skills like science, math, social studies and literacy (see Alignments tab for more information). Based on the Madeline Hunter Lesson Model, BrickLAB Classroom reinforces knowledge by teaching concepts repetitively in new ways to develop increased neural pathways in each learner's brain, therefore solidifying new concepts.
With over 6,500 bricks, and a printed curriculum book for the instructor The BrickLAB Core set is a rich resource that brings the Common Core to life in your classroom and enables you to teach up to 30 students simultaneously. Improve student’s retention, engagement and test scores by incorporating bricks into the learning process.
By using bricks to encourage hands-on thinking and creativity, students pursue a variety of exciting and diverse topics from habitats, spatial relationships, map building, storytelling and more. Why teach topics like science, math, social studies and literacy in a 2-Dimensional fashion when you can turn all of them into engaging 3-Dimensional projects? Make the change to experiential Project-Based Learning today with PCS Edventures BrickLAB Core set!
- Supports 30 Students
- 6,540 Building Bricks: 6 different sizes and 8 different colors
- 45 Base Plates
- 2-10 Gallon Sterilite Tubs
- Curriculum Notebook complete with 12 Madeline Hunter style lesson plans: 3 in Math, Science, Social Studies, and Literacy.
- Aligned to National and Common Core Standards
- Non-consumable and Durable
The BrickLAB Classroom set was developed by PCS Edventures to bring Common Core subjects to life for students, and to help teachers improve test scores. It is aligned with standards set by the following education associations: International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA), National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).
The standards laid out by the ITEEA are concerned with technological literacy including how students develop an understanding of what technology is, how it affects the environment, its impact on the human race and the wide array of technologies used in industries today. In a technologically reliant society, the ITEEA stresses 21st Century understanding of the evolution of technology and how it has the ability to shape the future.
The NCTM is a devoted association which developed one of the first rigorous set of standards which emphasizes college and career readiness in the 21st Century. The group realizes the effectiveness of a program is heavily reliant upon careful organization when assessing and teaching students mathematics, and has therefore set forth good practices for teachers, administrators and parents to create a powerful mathematics education.
Focusing on the ten themes of social studies, the NCSS standards have laid out standards to support and teach these themes, which include: 1) culture; 2) time, continuity and change; 3) people, places and environments; 4) individual development and identity; 5) individuals, groups and institutions; 6) power, authority and governance; 7) production, distribution and consumption; 8) science, technology and society; 9) global connections; and 10) civic ideals and practices. The NCSS highlights the importance of what they call “civic competence” and how to instill it in future generations.
Finally, the NCTE has developed a series of Guiding Visions in addition to their list of standards which help all students have the opportunity and resources to develop adequate language skills to be successful in life. The association believes that literacy growth begins before children start school and should be diversified with a mixture of activities beyond reading and writing. Their standards are meant to facilitate innovation and creativity which are essential to teaching and learning Language Arts.
As evident, the standards used to develop BrickLAB Classroom are extensive and subject diverse. It is one of the most sophisticated and versatile educational tools which can be utilized at the elementary and middle school levels.
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