BrickLAB Core

  • 889.00 USD
  • 849.00 USD
Make Learning Fun with Experiential Learning!

BrickLAB Core (formerly BrickLAB Classroom).

BrickLAB Core seamlessly melds dynamic learning experiences with a multi-subject approach to STEAM enrichment. With reusable K-6 curriculum sets developed specifically to fit the needs of a wide range of learners and grade-specific standards, each kit includes three, one-hour lessons in Science, Math, Social Studies and the Language Arts for over 12 hours of hands-on engagement. Each unit hinges on collaborative learning as students put their creative thinking and problem-solving skills to the test. Expand new concepts, build upon existing knowledge and explore the secrets of STEM with BrickLAB Core.

BrickLAB Core utilizes the PCS Edventures' signature BrickLAB Brick, a STEM manipulative specifically designed to provide students of all ages with a platform for creative and innovative thinking. By marrying these bricks with an easy-to-follow curriculum, learners move through fast-paced activities as they engage in teamwork, critical thinking and creativity.

Each BrickLAB Core set comes with enough materials to keep up to 30 students engaged in exciting, diverse investigations of everything from habitats and spatial relationships to map building and storytelling. Through an experiential approach to STEM enrichment, inspiration from the Madeline Hunter Lesson Model and grade-specific alignment to national learning standards, BrickLAB Core reinforces knowledge through iterative discovery and turn-key engagement. Whether you’re incorporating the easy-to-follow modules or integrating the materials into existing semester plans, out-of-the-box, this kit is ready to put STEM directly into your learners’ hands.

Grades: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Students: Up to 30
Contact Hours: 12+ per grade level

Subject Targets:

Physical Science, Life Science, Earth Science, Math Connections, English Language Arts Connections, Social Studies / History Connections

Recommended Settings:

  • Classrooms

Each Activity Includes:

  • Intro Discussion & Activity
  • Step-By-Step Build Instructions
  • Independent Practice
  • Closing Discussion

Curriculum Topics:

Grade 1

Science:

  • Habitat
  • Light & Shadow
  • Seasons

Math:

  • Measuring with Bricks
  • Estimation
  • Spacial Relations

Social Studies:

  • Building a Community
  • Families
  • Maps

Literacy:

  • Snowman Rhyme
  • Bricktionary
  • Cupcake

Grade 2

Science:

  • Brick Flinger
  • Heat Absorption
  • Life Cycle of a Flower

Math:

  • Communicative Properties
  • More, Less or Equivalent
  • Neighborhood Datagraph

Social Studies:

  • Community Learners
  • Home, Near and Far
  • Your Neighborhood

Literacy:

  • Story Graph
  • Listen and Build
  • Punctuation Marks

Grade 3

Science:

  • Lifecycle of a Butterfly
  • Masters of Camouflage
  • Single Cell Organism

Math:

  • Combinations
  • Math Maze
  • Regrouping

Social Studies:

  • Factories Past and Present
  • Fire Station
  • Our Great Community

Literacy:

  • Storymapping
  • Descriptive Writing
  • Figurative Writing

Grade 4

Science:

  • Sources of Energy
  • Simple Machines
  • Solar System

Math:

  • Which is Heavier?
  • Lines and Angles
  • Polygons

Social Studies:

  • Flat State
  • Geographic Features
  • The Bartering System

Literacy:

  • Moral of the Story
  • Parts of a Speech
  • Persuasive Paragraph

Grade 5

Science:

  • Plate Techtonics
  • Habitats and Ecosystems
  • Earth's Core

Math:

  • Perimeter and Area
  • Graphing
  • Fractions

Social Studies:

  • Topographic Maps
  • Civil War Ships
  • Exploration

Literacy:

  • Cause and Effect
  • Language Patterns
  • Sentence Types

Grade 6

Science:

  • Earth's Gravity
  • Coefficient of Friction
  • Center of Gravity

Math:

  • Fractions
  • Story Problems
  • Volume

Social Studies:

  • Aqueduct
  • Resources
  • Lost Cities

Literacy:

  • Expository Writings
  • Genres
  • Plot Diagram

Reusability and Expansion:

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

Complete Program Includes:

BrickLAB Core comes with all the supplies needed for 30 students to complete 12 one-hour activities:

  • Instructor Guide: 1 per grade level
  • Storage Tub: 2
  • BrickLAB Bricks: 6500+
  • Brick Separator: 1
  • Mesh Bag (for cleaning bricks): 1

The BrickLAB Core set was developed by PCS Edventures to bring 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 sets 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 Core 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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