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Discover STEM LAB-Dynamic Duo


Double the STEM, double the fun! The Discover STEM Lab is the equivalent of two STEM Labs from PCS. This Lab is designed to ignite student’s curiosity and foster education. The Discover STEM Lab includes enlightening hands-on projects in a perfect blend of education and fun. Using this lab students work with manipulatives from Cubelets, K’NEX, fischertechnik and more to perform science projects, build machines, experiment with geometry, and imagine their own creations. This Lab is the perfect STEM solution for classroom,  after-school programs or summer camps.

Grades: 3-4, 5-6 Students: Up to 24 per STEM LAB Contact Hours: 100+ per STEM LAB

Each D-STEM Dynamic Duo comes with:

1 Discover STEM Lab Grade 3-4 edition

1 Discover STEM Lab Grade 5-6 edition    

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For the ultimate enrichment tool for grades 5-6, the Discover STEM Lab can be easily integrated into after-school programs, classrooms and any other learning environment. This curriculum was designed to be specifically useful for late elementary students as they begin to transition to more difficult subjects in middle school. Each module encourages independent student exploration while being educational and entertaining to get students excited about learning!

Science Module: The Discover Robotics & Physics 

The study of energy and motion instantly becomes a favorite of students with this project-based learning series! By incorporating robotics with the expansive subject area of physics, The Discover Robotics & Physics kit uses experiential projects to instill real-life knowledge. The kit has been expertly structured to support essential problem-solving and collaborative skills while students seek solutions to challenges. Students move through the curriculum series by employing the iterative design process to formulate and develop a deep understanding of the subject area.      Science Curriculum Sample

 

Science Modules:

Level 1

  • Air pressure
  • Force
  • Energy Transfer
  • The Brain and Cortex-simple motor commands

Level II

  • Gravity
  • Potential Energy
  • Electricity
  • Advanced Motor Commands

Level III

  • Impulse
  • Velocity
  • Acceleration
  • Collisions and elasticity and programming sensors

Level IV

  • Torque
  • Degrees of freedom
  • Angular acceleration
  • Design optimization 

 

Technology Module: The Discover Robotics & Programming 

The PCS Edventures Discover Robotics & Programming Kit is a one-of-a-kind collection combining both exceptional curriculum and high-quality mechanical building pieces. The robotics curriculum is a platform that teaches basic programming logic in the context of mechanical output, which allows students to gain integral 21st century skills like creative problem-solving as well as thinking logically and critically. This cross-curricular technique also aligns with various national and international teaching standards including the following: Common Core, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).                Technology Curriculum Sample

 

Technology Modules:

Level I

  • RiQ, fischertechnik
  • The Brain, Cortex
  • Motor Commands

Level II

  • Reverse, Setpwr
  • On/Onfor, Num
  • ThisWay/ThatWay

Level III

  • REPEAT/WAIT
  • BEEP/SPACE,
  • LOOP/BREAK
  • TUNE

Level IV

  • PROCEDURES/CALL
  • IF/IF ELSE
  • LED's, LIGHT ON/LIGHT OFF             

Engineering Module: The Discover Engineering 

Engineering is a dynamic and innovative field constantly seeking the brightest minds of the future, and the Discover Engineering Kit developed by PCS Edventures is designed to cultivate the young engineers of tomorrow. In order to prepare students for rapidly evolving technology, this kit combines the latest methods proven by research to get students excited about learning. While introducing the basic concepts of engineering, activities in the Discover Engineering Kit foster confidence, critical thinking and other important 21st century skills.                Engineering Module Curriculum Sample

 

Engineering Modules:

  • Pulleys-Crane
  • Levers-Trebuchet
  • Worm Gears
  • Complex Machines-Workshop Vice
  • Wheels-Cart Launcher
  • Gear Trains Souped-Up Cruise
  • Flexible Power Systems- Plane
  • Speed Ratios High Speed Fan
  • Power Ratios Power-Winch
  • Power Transfer-Universal Joint
  • Drivetrain-Mixer
  • Power Transfer-Three Gear Transmission

Math Module: The K'NEX® Middle School Math & Geometry 

The K'NEX® Middle School Math & Geometry set is designed to address critical mathematics concepts in the middle school classroom and to provide instructional models that will enhance students' understanding of important concepts and algorithms. With direction provided by the teacher's guide and the materials provided in this set you will be able to offer students a program of study that uses hands-on exploration in conjunction with an inquiry-based approach to learning. The guide also includes additional information that teachers will find to be invaluable as they seek to motivate students to explore, experience and learn mathematics.

 

Math Modules:

  • Similar Shapes
  • Nesting Squares
  • Polyhedra and Euler's Formula
  • Dilations of 3D Shapes
  • Pascal's Triangle 
  • Rectangles and Factors 
  • Fibonacci Numbers 
  • Addition and Subtraction of Fractions
  • Multiplication and Division of Fractions
  • Properties of Numbers
  • Addition of Polynomials
  • Geometric Patterns
  • Linear Patterns 
  • Fractal Trees 
  • Fractal Trees: Exponential
  • Sierpinski's Triangle

 

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