BrickLAB STEAMventures: Transportation Collection

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An Eco-Conscious STEAM Journey

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The BrickLAB STEAMventures: Transportation Collection takes learners on an eco-conscious, student-driven STEAM journey. In this collection, you'll explore:

Boats:Thrill K-1st and 2nd-3rd graders as they speed off into the surf to combat ocean pollution as the captain of a boat.

Trains: Hop aboard the transcontinental railroad to discover steam locomotives and life on the railroad.

Bikes: Explore the strength of pedal-powered bicycles and zero-emission transportation.

Cars: Challenge learners to check their mirrors as they investigate how engineers are designing sustainable cars and trucks for a renewable future.

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: Transportation Collection is your surefire way to give your youngest students a positive STEAM experience.

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

Subject Targets:

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

Recommended Settings:

  • Summer Camps
  • Before & After-School Programs
  • Classrooms
  • Homeschools

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

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:

  • Instructor Guide: 1
  • Printed Student Materials: 10 sets
    • BUILD Activity Books: 4 per student
      • Boats: 1
      • Trains: 1
      • Bikes: 1
      • Cars: 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

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Next Generation Science Standards:*

  • NGSS K-2-ETS1-1 Engineering Design
  • NGSS K-2-ETS1-2 Engineering Design
  • NGSS Core Idea ESS3.A Natural Resources
  • NGSS Crosscutting Concept 6 Structure and Function
  • 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

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics:

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.A.1. Count to 100 by ones and by tens.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.MD.A.2. Express the length of an object as a whole number of length units, by laying multiple copies of a shorter object (the length unit) end to end; understand that the length measurement of an object is the number of same-size length units that span it with no gaps or overlaps.
  • 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.OA.A.1 Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.OA.B.3 Apply properties of operations as strategies to add and subtract.
  • 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.

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Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts:

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.3 Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.4. Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.5 Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information 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.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.K.3 Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several loosely linked events, tell about the events in the order in which they occurred, and provide a reaction to what happened.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.1 Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.

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

Next Generation Science Standards:*

  • NGSS K-ESS3-1 Natural Resources
  • NGSS K-ESS3-3 Humans & Their Environment

* 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.

Idaho Content Standards for Social Studies:

  • K.SS.3.1.3 Describe some jobs that people do to earn money/rewards.
  • K.SS.4.1.3 Identify personal traits, such as courage, honesty, and responsibility.
  • 1.SS.2.2.2 Identify the ways people modify their environment.

2nd-3rd Grade

Common Core State Standards Mathematics:

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.MD.A.2. Measure the length of an object twice, using length units of different lengths for the two measurements; describe how the two measurements relate to the size of the unit chosen.
  • 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.A.2. Count within 1000; skip-count by 5s, 10s, and 100s.
  • 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.6 Add up to four two-digit numbers using strategies based on place value and properties of operations.
  • 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.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.

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

Common Core State Standards English Language Arts:

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.4.B Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known prefix is added to a known word.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.4.E. Use glossaries and beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.3 Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures 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.
  • 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.W.2.1 Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.3 Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.

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

Next Generation Science Standards:*

  • NGSS K-2-ETS1-3 Engineering Design
  • NGSS Core Idea ESS3.C Humans & Their Environment

* 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.

Idaho Content Standards for Social Studies:

  • 2.SS.4.3.1 Identify characteristics of good citizenship, such as courage, honesty, and responsibility.
  • 3.SS.2.1.3 Locate on a map waterways, landforms, cities, states, and national boundaries, using standard map symbols.

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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