Teaching about STEM concepts to students early on in their education is a key to success in science, technology, engineering, and math. But how can you capture the interest of younger students in these topics? For one, start is by using things they are familiar with like the simple machines they use every day. Then, utilize a hands-on learning approach to increase engagement. Help your students learn how they can solve real-world problems. Based on these ideas fischertechnik Education has developed a series of Introduction to STEM solutions for elementary students. These sets are designed specifically for students in grades 2-5. Plus, they include standards-based curriculum.
STEM Curriculum for Young Students
While fishertechnik Education offers a wide variety of STEM sets, there are two sets specifically created for elementary students. These are both turn-key solutions that can be easily integrated into your classroom. Plus, you do not need science or technical experience to use them effectively. Everything you need is provided for you. These solutions are also flexible so if you want to use them to supplement or complement other classroom activities you can do that as well.
The first set, Introduction to STEM I, focuses on explaining how simple machines work and everyday technology. This set includes curriculum that meets the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. The set includes everything required for the creation of a series of functional STEM-focused models using the fischertechnik building system. Interested in learning more? Request the Intro to STEM I curriculum. We know you’ll love it so we are offering it to educators for free.
For those of you looking to get a little more advanced, you can introduce robotics and more in-depth technology with the Introduction to STEM II set. It allows students to construct 12 easy to understand models. The projects here are designed to nourish an aptitude for computer science and programming. The activities and interactive learning experiences in this set also incorporate robotics. Request Introduction to STEM II curriculum
Both sets are affordably priced. They are both scalable and reusable. Curriculum, rubrics, student worksheets, and teacher answer sheets are also included.
fischertechnik Education in the Classroom and Industry
fischertechnik Education provides a progression of solutions designed for STEM learning. Beginning in elementary school as we’ve discussed in this article. For middle and high school level students, topic-focused, activity-based STEM sets are available that also include standards-based curriculum. Pre-assembled simulation models are also available for higher education, vocational and technical programs. If you are interested in bringing fischertechnik to your classroom, please contact Studica and one of our Education Consultants will be happy to help.
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