Discover STEM LAB 5-6

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1,995 USD
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As the ultimate STEM enrichment tool, Discover STEM LAB 5-6 can be easily integrated into after-school programs, classrooms and any learning environment looking for reusable, scaffolded STEM invigoration. Whether it’s the engineering design process or a survey of sustainability, this curriculum was designed to be specifically useful for late elementary students as they begin to transition to more difficult subjects in middle school. With over 70 contact hours, each module encourages independent student exploration and creative thinking by fostering a mini-makerspace mentality where discovery and intrigue reign supreme.

Grades: 5-6
Students: Up to 24 (Individual Kits vary)
Contact Hours: 70+

Subject Targets:

Physical Science, Earth Science, Engineering Design, Robotics & Coding, Math Connections

Reusability and Expansion:

  • 100% Reusable: The materials in this program are 100% reusable. Just clean and reuse again and again.

Individual Kits Available

Perfect for home school and distance learning environments with single or small groups of students, each of the four curriculum packages included in Discover STEM LAB 5-6 can now be purchased separately:

Contact us via chat or email sales@edventures.com to discuss more customized programs with a STEM Program Specialist!

Settings & Tech Requirements

Recommended Settings:

  • Libraries and Makerspaces
  • Before & After-School Programs
  • Classrooms

Tech Requirements:

  • One device per kit with Windows, macOS, iOS or Android operating system. Coding Pro is available through the browser or as an app for iOS, Android or Microsoft.
  • All tablets require internet connection and Bluetooth.
Curriculum Topics

Curriculum Topics:

Discover STEM LAB comes with four curriculum kits, each designed to cover specific topics.

Science: Discover Dynamics

Explore physical phenomena like acceleration, inertia, the principles of linear motion, equilibrium of forces and the laws of motion with Discover Dynamics. Combining hands-on experiments with an easy-to-follow curriculum, this kit allows learners to discover the secrets of centrifugal force, gravity, acceleration and the conservation of energy all while engaging in a welcoming, student-driven environment. From building their own STEM identities to engaging with foundational concepts, Discover Dynamics encourages independent exploration to get students excited about learning!

  1. Centrifugal Force
  2. Force of Gravity
  3. Acceleration
  4. Law of Conservation of Energy
  5. Pulses

Technology: Discover Coding

Explore mechanics and robot programming with the hands-on Discover Coding kit. Learn digital skills using real-world models, sensors and actuators that come to life with the Scratch app. Quick to set up and engaging, the fischertechnik blocks and easy to use lessons guide learners through tasks, fostering technical proficiency and social-emotional development.

  1. Flashing Lights
  2. Traffic Signal Switching
  3. Alarm System
  4. Barrier
  5. Coin Counter
  6. A Fan that Cools You
  7. Telegraph
  8. Encryption
  9. Bar Code Reader
  10. Buggy
  11. Drawing Robot
  12. Butler

Engineering: Discover Engineering

Discover Engineering is a fast-moving, reusable kit that prepares learners to adapt to today’s rapidly evolving technologies. Jumping from wheels and pulleys to different types of gears, this scaffolded curriculum has learners problem-solve and utilize the engineering design process as they build upon each day’s iterative concepts to combine what they’ve learned into more complex systems.

  1. Pulleys
  2. Levers
  3. Wheel & Axle
  4. Power Transfer
  5. Flexible Power Systems
  6. Gear Trains
  7. Worm Gears
  8. Complex Machines
  9. Speed Ratios
  10. Power Ratios
  11. Drive Train
  12. Power Transfer

Math: Discover Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is an important source of power today and will become even more critical in the future. The Discover Renewable Energy: Solar Beginner set is perfectly designed to help learners understand the possibilities of solar energy. Building solar-powered boats and cars that run by generating electricity from the sun using a solar module, this kit combines ethics and STEM for modern learning and discovery of the possibilities of sustainability through renewable energy.

  1. Solar Energy
  2. Hydropower
  3. Wind Power
  4. Electricity
  5. Energy Storage
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:

Discover STEM LAB comes with the following kits in a convenient rolling storage unit. Renewable Energy contains two kits for a total of five in the LAB.

Science: Discover Dynamics

Students: 1-3
Contact Hours: 12+

Materials:

  • Building Instructions
  • Fun with Physics Activity Booklet
  • 780 fischertechnik® Building Manipulatives (with advanced flex-rails, metal balls, motor and 9V battery)
  • Compartmentalized Storage Bin

Technology: Discover Coding

Students: 1-4
Contact Hours: 12+

Materials:

  • Online Building Instructions
  • 147 fischertechnik ® Building Manipulatives (with USB-C battery, phototransistor, LEDs and BT Smart Controller)
  • Compartmentalized Storage Bin

Engineering: Discover Engineering

Students: 1-6
Contact Hours: 25+

Materials:

  • Building Instructions
  • Discover Engineering Student Guide
  • 642 fischertechnik® Building Manipulatives (including gears, axles, motors and 9V batteries)
  • Compartmentalized Storage Bin

Math: Discover Renewable Energy

Students: 1-6
Contact Hours: 8+

Materials:

  • 2 Sets of Building Instructions
  • 2 Solar Power Activity Booklets
  • fischertechnik ® Building Manipulatives (including solar panel, solar motor and boat hull)
  • Compartmentalized Storage Bin
Standards & Alignment

Habits of Mind:

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

  • Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations
  • Managing Impulsivity
  • Persisting
  • Remaining Open to Continuous Learning
  • Striving for Accuracy
  • Thinking about Thinking (Metacognition)
  • Thinking Flexibly

21st Century Skills:

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

  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Information, Media and Technology Literacy
  • 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.

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics:

  • CCSS.Math.Practice.MP1 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  • CCSS.Math.Practice.MP5 Use appropriate tools strategically.
  • CCSS.Math.Practice.MP7 Look for and make use of structures.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.G.A.2 Draw (freehand, with ruler and protractor, and with technology) geometric shapes with given conditions.

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

Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts:

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.3 Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.4 Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6-8 texts and topics.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.7 Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).

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

Next Generation Science Standards:*

  • MS-ETS1-1 Engineering Design
  • MS-ETS1-2 Engineering Design
  • MS-ETS1-3 Engineering Design
  • MS-ETS1-4 Engineering Design

* 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.

Engineering Module: Discover Engineering:

Common Core State Standards for Math and Language Arts:

  • ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.3 Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical task
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NF.A.2 Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators, e.g. by creating common denominators or numerators, or by comparing to a benchmark fraction such as 1/2.

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

Next Generation Science Standards:*

  • MS-ETS1-1 Engineering Design
  • MS-ETS1-2 Engineering Design
  • MS-ETS1-3 Engineering Design

* 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.

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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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Discover STEM LAB 5-6

Pricing Options:

  • 1,995.00 USD

Recommended Settings:

  • Libraries and Makerspaces
  • Before & After-School Programs
  • Classrooms

Tech Requirements:

  • One device per kit with Windows, macOS, iOS or Android operating system. Coding Pro is available through the browser or as an app for iOS, Android or Microsoft.
  • All tablets require internet connection and Bluetooth.

Curriculum Topics:

Discover STEM LAB comes with four curriculum kits, each designed to cover specific topics.

Science: Discover Dynamics

Explore physical phenomena like acceleration, inertia, the principles of linear motion, equilibrium of forces and the laws of motion with Discover Dynamics. Combining hands-on experiments with an easy-to-follow curriculum, this kit allows learners to discover the secrets of centrifugal force, gravity, acceleration and the conservation of energy all while engaging in a welcoming, student-driven environment. From building their own STEM identities to engaging with foundational concepts, Discover Dynamics encourages independent exploration to get students excited about learning!

  1. Centrifugal Force
  2. Force of Gravity
  3. Acceleration
  4. Law of Conservation of Energy
  5. Pulses

Technology: Discover Coding

Explore mechanics and robot programming with the hands-on Discover Coding kit. Learn digital skills using real-world models, sensors and actuators that come to life with the Scratch app. Quick to set up and engaging, the fischertechnik blocks and easy to use lessons guide learners through tasks, fostering technical proficiency and social-emotional development.

  1. Flashing Lights
  2. Traffic Signal Switching
  3. Alarm System
  4. Barrier
  5. Coin Counter
  6. A Fan that Cools You
  7. Telegraph
  8. Encryption
  9. Bar Code Reader
  10. Buggy
  11. Drawing Robot
  12. Butler

Engineering: Discover Engineering

Discover Engineering is a fast-moving, reusable kit that prepares learners to adapt to today’s rapidly evolving technologies. Jumping from wheels and pulleys to different types of gears, this scaffolded curriculum has learners problem-solve and utilize the engineering design process as they build upon each day’s iterative concepts to combine what they’ve learned into more complex systems.

  1. Pulleys
  2. Levers
  3. Wheel & Axle
  4. Power Transfer
  5. Flexible Power Systems
  6. Gear Trains
  7. Worm Gears
  8. Complex Machines
  9. Speed Ratios
  10. Power Ratios
  11. Drive Train
  12. Power Transfer

Math: Discover Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is an important source of power today and will become even more critical in the future. The Discover Renewable Energy: Solar Beginner set is perfectly designed to help learners understand the possibilities of solar energy. Building solar-powered boats and cars that run by generating electricity from the sun using a solar module, this kit combines ethics and STEM for modern learning and discovery of the possibilities of sustainability through renewable energy.

  1. Solar Energy
  2. Hydropower
  3. Wind Power
  4. Electricity
  5. Energy Storage

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:

Discover STEM LAB comes with the following kits in a convenient rolling storage unit. Renewable Energy contains two kits for a total of five in the LAB.

Science: Discover Dynamics

Students: 1-3
Contact Hours: 12+

Materials:

  • Building Instructions
  • Fun with Physics Activity Booklet
  • 780 fischertechnik® Building Manipulatives (with advanced flex-rails, metal balls, motor and 9V battery)
  • Compartmentalized Storage Bin

Technology: Discover Coding

Students: 1-4
Contact Hours: 12+

Materials:

  • Online Building Instructions
  • 147 fischertechnik ® Building Manipulatives (with USB-C battery, phototransistor, LEDs and BT Smart Controller)
  • Compartmentalized Storage Bin

Engineering: Discover Engineering

Students: 1-6
Contact Hours: 25+

Materials:

  • Building Instructions
  • Discover Engineering Student Guide
  • 642 fischertechnik® Building Manipulatives (including gears, axles, motors and 9V batteries)
  • Compartmentalized Storage Bin

Math: Discover Renewable Energy

Students: 1-6
Contact Hours: 8+

Materials:

  • 2 Sets of Building Instructions
  • 2 Solar Power Activity Booklets
  • fischertechnik ® Building Manipulatives (including solar panel, solar motor and boat hull)
  • Compartmentalized Storage Bin

Habits of Mind:

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

  • Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations
  • Managing Impulsivity
  • Persisting
  • Remaining Open to Continuous Learning
  • Striving for Accuracy
  • Thinking about Thinking (Metacognition)
  • Thinking Flexibly

21st Century Skills:

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

  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Information, Media and Technology Literacy
  • 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.

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics:

  • CCSS.Math.Practice.MP1 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  • CCSS.Math.Practice.MP5 Use appropriate tools strategically.
  • CCSS.Math.Practice.MP7 Look for and make use of structures.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.G.A.2 Draw (freehand, with ruler and protractor, and with technology) geometric shapes with given conditions.

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

Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts:

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.3 Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.4 Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6-8 texts and topics.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.7 Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).

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

Next Generation Science Standards:*

  • MS-ETS1-1 Engineering Design
  • MS-ETS1-2 Engineering Design
  • MS-ETS1-3 Engineering Design
  • MS-ETS1-4 Engineering Design

* 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.

Engineering Module: Discover Engineering:

Common Core State Standards for Math and Language Arts:

  • ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.3 Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical task
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NF.A.2 Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators, e.g. by creating common denominators or numerators, or by comparing to a benchmark fraction such as 1/2.

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

Next Generation Science Standards:*

  • MS-ETS1-1 Engineering Design
  • MS-ETS1-2 Engineering Design
  • MS-ETS1-3 Engineering Design

* 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.

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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