BrickLAB STEAMventures: Food Collection

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The BrickLAB STEAMventures: Food Collection invites learners to open their front door and travel the world to discover where our food comes from. In this collection, you'll explore:

Gardens: Dip your trowel into the world of cultivation with a strawberry-themed deep-dive into the fruits and vegetables that grow in our gardens.

Trees: Swing from the tree-tops on an adventure to learn about trees, fruits and how the chocolate we love comes from the trunk of a very special tree.

Farms: Jump onto the seat of your tractor and meet the hard-working farmers and cutting-edge technologies that keep our plates piled high with potatoes.

Seeds: Put on your chef's hat and savor the flavors of Native American cuisine as you explore seed saving and corn's culinary heritage.

Teaming with hands-on builds, problem-solving challenges, critical and creative thinking activities, arts connections and so much more, each 40-page activity book pairs reusable manipulatives and grade-appropriate educator resources with optional extensions for more STEAM-engagement. BrickLAB STEAMventures is individually kitted to keep students safe, provide flexibility for educators and work with or without technology. Built around a family-focused, multi-subject approach to hands-on engagement, the BrickLAB STEAMventures Food Collection is your surefire way to give your youngest students a positive STEAM experience

Grades: K-1, 2-3
Contact Hours:

Subject Targets:

Life Science, Technology, Art/STEAM, Math, English Language Arts, Social Studies

Recommended Settings:

  • Summer camps
  • After-school programs
  • Classrooms
  • Home Learning

Each Issue Includes:

  • Key Terms
  • Step-by-Step Brick Build
  • Science & Social Studies Content
  • Math & Literacy Activities
  • Art Integration
  • Brick Engineering Challenge
  • Unplugged & Digital Choiceboards for Family Engagement

Curriculum Themes:

  • Gardens
  • Trees
  • Farms
  • Seeds

Expansion:

BrickLAB Program Expansion: Once you have PCS Edventures BrickLAB STEAMventures brick kits, for as little as $129, you can expand your program by simply adding new BrickLAB curriculum titles.

Product Orientation:

  • Half hour free webinar orientation for purchases of $500+
  • One hour free webinar orientation for purchases of $1000+
  • Additional training available for purchase

Each 10-Student Bundle includes:

  • Spiral-bound Instructor Guide: 1
  • Sets of Printed Student Materials: 10
    • 40-page BUILD Books: 4 per student
      • Gardens: 1
      • Trees: 1
      • Farms: 1
      • Seeds: 1
  • Individual Brick Kits: 10
    • BrickLAB bricks: 300+ per kit
    • Brick separator: 1 per kit
    • Mesh bag for cleaning bricks: 1 per kit

K-1st & 2nd-3rd Grade

Habits of Mind:

16 thinking habits developed by Art Costa and Bena Kallick to empower students to succeed in a 21st-century learning environment.

  • Persisting
  • Thinking Flexibly
  • Striving for Accuracy
  • Creating, Imagining, Innovating

21st Century Skills:

A set of widely-applicable abilities essential for success in the information age.

  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Initiative and Self-Direction
  • Productivity and Accountability

© 2019 Battelle for Kids. battelleforkids.org. All Rights Reserved. Battelle for Kids was not involved in the production of this product and does not endorse it.

Next Generation Science Standards:

  • NGSS K-2-ETS1-1. Engineering Design
  • NGSS K-2-ETS1-2. Engineering Design
  • NGSS K-2-ETS1-3. Engineering Design
  • NGSS LS1.A. Structure and Function
  • NGSS LS3.B. Variation of Traits
  • NGSS Practice 3. Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
  • NGSS Practice 4. Analyzing and Interpreting Data

Next Generation Science Standards and NGSS is a registered trademark of WestEd. Neither WestEd nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of this product, and do not endorse it.

K-1st Grade

Next Generation Science Standards:

  • NGSS K-ESS2-2. Humans & Their Environment
  • NGSS K-LS1-1. Energy Flow in Organisms
  • NGSS 1-LS1-2. Growth and Development
  • NGSS LS2.A. Interdependent Relationships

Next Generation Science Standards and NGSS is a registered trademark of WestEd. Neither WestEd nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of this product, and do not endorse it.

Common Core State Standards:

English Language Arts Standards:

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.1.A. Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., first word, capitalization, ending punctuation).
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.D. Use knowledge that every syllable must have a vowel sound to determine the number of syllables in a printed word.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.E. Decode two-syllable words following basic patterns by breaking the words into syllables.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.1. Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.10. With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.10. With prompting and support, read prose and poetry of appropriate complexity for grade 1.

Mathematics Standards:

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.A.1. Count to 100 by ones and by tens.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.MD.B.3. Classify objects into given categories; count the numbers of objects in each category and sort the categories by count.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.MD.C.4. Organize, represent, and interpret data with up to three categories; ask and answer questions about the total number of data points, how many in each category, and how many more or less are in one category than in another.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.NBT.A.1. Count to 120, starting at any number less than 120. In this range, read and write numerals and represent a number of objects with a written numeral.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.NBT.B.2. Understand that the two digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.NBT.C.4. Add within 100, including adding a two-digit number and a one-digit number, and adding a two-digit number and a multiple of 10, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used. Understand that in adding two-digit numbers, one adds tens and tens, ones and ones; and sometimes it is necessary to compose a ten.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.OA.C.6. Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10. Use strategies such as counting on; making ten; decomposing a number leading to a ten; using the relationship between addition and subtraction; and creating equivalent but easier or known sums.

© Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.

Idaho Content Standards for Social Studies:

  • K.SS.4.1.3. Identify personal traits, such as courage, honesty, and responsibility.
  • 1.SS.1.1.2. Compare differences in the ways American families live today to how they lived in the past.
  • 1.SS.2.2.2. Identify the ways people modify their environment.
  • 1.SS.3.1.2. Identify ways people meet their needs by sharing, trading, and using money to buy goods and services.

2nd-3rd Grade

Next Generation Science Standards:

  • NGSS ESS2.E. Humans & Their Environment
  • NGSS LS1.C. Energy Flow in Organisms
  • NGSS 3-LS1-1. Growth and Development
  • NGSS 2-LS2-2. Interdependent Relationships

Next Generation Science Standards and NGSS is a registered trademark of WestEd. Neither WestEd nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of this product, and do not endorse it.

Common Core State Standards:

English Language Arts Standards:

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.10. By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.1. Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.5. Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.10. By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

Mathematics Standards:

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.OA.A.1. Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.MD.C.8. Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.MD.D.10. Draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with single-unit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple put-together, take-apart, and compare problems using information presented in a bar graph.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.NBT.B.5. Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.NBT.B.7. Add and subtract within 1000, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method. Understand that in adding or subtracting three-digit numbers, one adds or subtracts hundreds and hundreds, tens and tens, ones and ones; and sometimes it is necessary to compose or decompose tens or hundreds.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.OA.B.2. Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.

© Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.

Idaho Content Standards for Social Studies:

  • 2.SS.2.2.2. Describe how humans depend on the environment to meet their basic needs.
  • 2.SS.4.3.1. Identify characteristics of good citizenship, such as courage, honesty, and responsibility.
  • 3.SS.1.1.3. Compare different cultural groups in the community, including their distinctive foods, clothing styles, and traditions.
  • 3.SS.1.3.1. Identify characteristics of different cultural groups in your community including American Indians.

Jill Janicek

Jill has been teaching in the West Ada School District in Meridian, Idaho for 27 years and has taught grades K, 1, 2, and 5. She is a life-long learner and advocate for project-based learning. She has had training by PCS Edventures at the SySTEMic Summer Institute and written grants for BrickLABs. She and Dori Atterberry have led professional development for fellow educators at the i-STEM Summer Institute for 5 years using PCS Edventures BrickLAB kits. Jill also uses BrickLAB in her classroom, from individual designs with directions all the way to a project-based learning experience in groups of 4-5. They have even had times where the entire class builds together! Jill has been involved in several STEM summer camps for children as well, and she is very excited to share new ideas with you and your students, wherever they might be!


Dori Atterberry

Dori is a 1st grade teacher at Galileo STEAM Academy, a STEM certified school in Eagle Idaho, and brings over 30+ years of teaching experience. She holds a BA in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood, is certified by the National Board and is a life-long learner and advocate for project-based learning. In her classroom, Dori uses bricks at her morning centers and integrates bricks with math, literacy and science to create project-based learning units. She has taught at Camp Invention, a summer program in Idaho and has been a camp director for STEMbus summer camps as well. Dori has also had the pleasure of leading BrickLAB professional development sessions at the i-STEM Summer Institute, making her a BrickLAB expert and enthusiast!


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