BrickLAB Tech

Price
1,295 USD
Grade Level:Ultimate Set (K-4)
Program:Complete Program (Bricks + Curriculum)
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Student Growth and Creativity!

Housing 12, two-hour units, BrickLAB Tech (formerly BrickLAB After-School) combines the power of collaborative learning with the art of engineering design in an exploration of society’s leading technologies. Expand your learners’ creative thinking and problem-solving skills with captivating, hands-on STEM projects that dive into iterative engineering challenges, survey the history of the world’s industries and build an understanding of technology’s ethical effects on the environment and society. As the perfect addition to any program seeking to add a diverse range of projects and learning avenues, BrickLAB Tech is reusable, easily integrated and primed to invigorate your space.

BrickLAB Tech 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. As a complete learning set, out of the box, BrickLAB Tech provides opportunities for authentic discovery and collaboration, all while promoting technological literacy. Whether instructors are implementing the easy-to-follow modules or integrating the materials into their own semester plans, this kit accommodates a variety of learning styles and student levels.

The BrickLAB Tech curriculum comes in five different grade levels (K-4), with enough supplies to instruct up to 30 students at once. With over 24 contact hours in every package, each two-hour unit challenges your learners to investigate STEM through manipulative-based learning. If they’re brainstorming and improving pollution solutions or engaging with the science behind manufactured goods and medical technology, take your students on a STEMventure today with BrickLAB Tech.

Grades: K, 1, 2, 3, 4
Students: Up to 30
Contact Hours: 24+ per grade level

Subject Targets:

Technology, Engineering Design

Reusability and Expansion:

Settings & Tech Requirements

Recommended Settings:

  • Before & After-School Programs

Tech Requirements:

  • None
Curriculum Topics

Each Activity Includes:

  • Intro Discussion
  • Step-By-Step Build Instructions
  • Engineering Challenge
  • Real World Extension
  • Small Group Extension
  • Written Activity
  • Assessment
  • Final Class Challenge

Curriculum Topics:

Kindergarten

  • Human-Made Tools & Natural Objects
  • Materials & Build Plans
  • Scientific Technology
  • Helpful & Harmful Tools
  • Pollution & Recycling
  • Human Wants & Needs
  • History of Shelters & Lights
  • Creativity & Design
  • Problem Solving
  • Design Process
  • Directions & Symbols
  • Everyday Products

Grade 1

  • Human-Made Tools & Natural Objects
  • Human-Made & Natural Systems
  • Pollution & Recycling
  • Human Wants & Needs
  • History of Buildings
  • Inquiry & Communication
  • Observation & Troubleshooting
  • Brainstorming & Improving Solutions
  • Safety & Symbols
  • Solar & Wind Energy
  • Manufactured Goods
  • Construction Technology

Grade 2

  • Human-Made Tools & Natural Objects
  • Materials & Build Plans
  • Helpful & Harmful Technology
  • Human Wants & Needs
  • History of Farming & Fishing
  • Inquiry & Communication
  • Problem Solving & Engineering Design
  • Brainstorming & Improving Solutions
  • Data Collection & Safety
  • Gravity & Energy Conservation
  • Manufactured Goods
  • Construction Technology

Grade 3

  • Simple Machines & Ancient Cultures
  • Problem Solving & Constraints
  • Scientific Technology
  • Helpful & Harmful Technology
  • Compost & Energy Efficiency
  • Product Demand & Marketing
  • History of Tools & Boats
  • Engineering Design Process
  • Brainstorming & Modeling
  • Innovation & Inquiry
  • Problem Solving
  • Medical Technology

Grade 4

  • Innovation's Impact on Society
  • Measurements & Parameters
  • Science & Integrated Technology
  • Clean Water
  • Directions & Maps
  • Design Trade-Offs
  • Medical Technology
  • Agricultural Technology
  • Electricity & Nuclear Power
  • Symbols & Codes
  • Transportation Technology
  • Manufactured Goods
Professional Development

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
Materials

Complete Program Includes:

BrickLAB Tech comes with all the supplies needed for 30 students to complete 24 hours of activities:

  • Instructor Guide: 1 per grade level
  • BrickLAB Bricks: 6500+
  • Brick Separator: 1
  • Mesh Bag (for cleaning bricks): 1
  • Storage Tubs: 2
  • Access to the Digital Resource Portal

Curriculum Print & Digital Includes:

  • Instructor Guide: 1 per grade level
  • Access to the Digital Resource Portal
Standards & Alignment

In the foreword of their document Standards for Technological Literacy, the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) describes the need for up and coming generations to
have an understanding and appreciation of technology. The ITEEA wrote “we are a nation increasingly dependent on technology. Yet, in spite of this dependence, U.S. society is largely ignorant of the history and fundamental nature of the technology that sustains it. The result is a public that is disengaged from decisions that are helping share its technological future,” (2007). In response to this apparent need for technological literacy in today’s society, The PCS Edventures BrickLAB After-School set was developed specifically around the standards laid out by the ITEEA.

The ITEEA began with a broad definition of what technology is: “technology is how people modify the natural world to suit their own purposes.” From there, they developed a set of age-appropriate standards, which outline what concepts should be instilled to develop a sense of technological understanding as students progress. Additionally, it is apparent that there is a vast difference between what technology education entails versus educational technology. Many schools utilize technology in education, but fail to dive into the origins of technology and how it developed with the human race and continues to evolve with us into the future.

In response to this publication and its findings, PCS Edventures decided to develop a curriculum series which directly addressed the concerns laid out by the ITEEA. The BrickLAB Tech series starts with the scope of technology which leads to understanding the effects on the environment and the impact on society. From there, the series dives into various industries which utilize a variety of technologies such as engineering, energy, manufacturing, construction and more. With engaging activities, BrickLAB Tech instills a deep understanding of the world of technology!

About the Author

PCS Edventures Development Team:

PCS Edventures programs are crafted by educators, for educators. Our development team includes educators, curriculum specialists, writers and artists from all backgrounds. Together, we create programs that close learning gaps, promote equity, meet educational standards, support social-emotional learning, explore real-world careers and instill a life-long love of STEM in learners worldwide!

With decades of combined experience in classrooms, summer camps, after-school programs and so much more, your learning environment is in great hands.

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In such cases, orders may be partially fulfilled to meet deadlines. A PCS Edventures representative will contact you if your order is subject to partial fulfillment. After the initial shipment, any delayed components will be shipped to you as soon as possible.

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To return a product, you must first obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization ("RMA") number from PCS Edventures. To receive an RMA number, contact PCS Edventures at (800) 429-3110 within fifteen (15) business days of receipt of your product(s). Returned items must be received by PCS Edventures within thirty (30) calendar days after issuance of the RMA number or the return right will be forfeited and the RMA number becomes null and void.

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BrickLAB Tech

Pricing Options:

  • Ultimate Set (K-4) / Complete Program (Bricks + Curriculum): 1,295.00 USD
  • Ultimate Set (K-4) / Curriculum Print & Digital: 795.00 USD
  • Kindergarten / Complete Program (Bricks + Curriculum): 850.00 USD
  • Kindergarten / Curriculum Print & Digital: 395.00 USD
  • 1st Grade / Complete Program (Bricks + Curriculum): 850.00 USD
  • 1st Grade / Curriculum Print & Digital: 395.00 USD
  • 2nd Grade / Complete Program (Bricks + Curriculum): 850.00 USD
  • 2nd Grade / Curriculum Print & Digital: 395.00 USD
  • 3rd Grade / Complete Program (Bricks + Curriculum): 850.00 USD
  • 3rd Grade / Curriculum Print & Digital: 395.00 USD
  • 4th Grade / Complete Program (Bricks + Curriculum): 850.00 USD
  • 4th Grade / Curriculum Print & Digital: 395.00 USD

Recommended Settings:

  • Before & After-School Programs

Tech Requirements:

  • None

Each Activity Includes:

  • Intro Discussion
  • Step-By-Step Build Instructions
  • Engineering Challenge
  • Real World Extension
  • Small Group Extension
  • Written Activity
  • Assessment
  • Final Class Challenge

Curriculum Topics:

Kindergarten

  • Human-Made Tools & Natural Objects
  • Materials & Build Plans
  • Scientific Technology
  • Helpful & Harmful Tools
  • Pollution & Recycling
  • Human Wants & Needs
  • History of Shelters & Lights
  • Creativity & Design
  • Problem Solving
  • Design Process
  • Directions & Symbols
  • Everyday Products

Grade 1

  • Human-Made Tools & Natural Objects
  • Human-Made & Natural Systems
  • Pollution & Recycling
  • Human Wants & Needs
  • History of Buildings
  • Inquiry & Communication
  • Observation & Troubleshooting
  • Brainstorming & Improving Solutions
  • Safety & Symbols
  • Solar & Wind Energy
  • Manufactured Goods
  • Construction Technology

Grade 2

  • Human-Made Tools & Natural Objects
  • Materials & Build Plans
  • Helpful & Harmful Technology
  • Human Wants & Needs
  • History of Farming & Fishing
  • Inquiry & Communication
  • Problem Solving & Engineering Design
  • Brainstorming & Improving Solutions
  • Data Collection & Safety
  • Gravity & Energy Conservation
  • Manufactured Goods
  • Construction Technology

Grade 3

  • Simple Machines & Ancient Cultures
  • Problem Solving & Constraints
  • Scientific Technology
  • Helpful & Harmful Technology
  • Compost & Energy Efficiency
  • Product Demand & Marketing
  • History of Tools & Boats
  • Engineering Design Process
  • Brainstorming & Modeling
  • Innovation & Inquiry
  • Problem Solving
  • Medical Technology

Grade 4

  • Innovation's Impact on Society
  • Measurements & Parameters
  • Science & Integrated Technology
  • Clean Water
  • Directions & Maps
  • Design Trade-Offs
  • Medical Technology
  • Agricultural Technology
  • Electricity & Nuclear Power
  • Symbols & Codes
  • Transportation Technology
  • Manufactured Goods

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 Tech comes with all the supplies needed for 30 students to complete 24 hours of activities:

  • Instructor Guide: 1 per grade level
  • BrickLAB Bricks: 6500+
  • Brick Separator: 1
  • Mesh Bag (for cleaning bricks): 1
  • Storage Tubs: 2
  • Access to the Digital Resource Portal

Curriculum Print & Digital Includes:

  • Instructor Guide: 1 per grade level
  • Access to the Digital Resource Portal

In the foreword of their document Standards for Technological Literacy, the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) describes the need for up and coming generations to
have an understanding and appreciation of technology. The ITEEA wrote “we are a nation increasingly dependent on technology. Yet, in spite of this dependence, U.S. society is largely ignorant of the history and fundamental nature of the technology that sustains it. The result is a public that is disengaged from decisions that are helping share its technological future,” (2007). In response to this apparent need for technological literacy in today’s society, The PCS Edventures BrickLAB After-School set was developed specifically around the standards laid out by the ITEEA.

The ITEEA began with a broad definition of what technology is: “technology is how people modify the natural world to suit their own purposes.” From there, they developed a set of age-appropriate standards, which outline what concepts should be instilled to develop a sense of technological understanding as students progress. Additionally, it is apparent that there is a vast difference between what technology education entails versus educational technology. Many schools utilize technology in education, but fail to dive into the origins of technology and how it developed with the human race and continues to evolve with us into the future.

In response to this publication and its findings, PCS Edventures decided to develop a curriculum series which directly addressed the concerns laid out by the ITEEA. The BrickLAB Tech series starts with the scope of technology which leads to understanding the effects on the environment and the impact on society. From there, the series dives into various industries which utilize a variety of technologies such as engineering, energy, manufacturing, construction and more. With engaging activities, BrickLAB Tech instills a deep understanding of the world of technology!

PCS Edventures Development Team:

PCS Edventures programs are crafted by educators, for educators. Our development team includes educators, curriculum specialists, writers and artists from all backgrounds. Together, we create programs that close learning gaps, promote equity, meet educational standards, support social-emotional learning, explore real-world careers and instill a life-long love of STEM in learners worldwide!

With decades of combined experience in classrooms, summer camps, after-school programs and so much more, your learning environment is in great hands.

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Melissa K.
All of the brick labs.

I have over 5,000 bricks that I use regularly in my classroom. The students in my classroom always ask to play with or use the bricks as soon as they finish an assignment. They'd prefer them over playdoh or any other hands on activity I have. I love all of the things that I am able to use the bricks for.

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