STEM BOX

STEM BOX РPRIMARY:  YEARS 3 Р6

 

Our STEM Boxes contain a range of curriculum aligned activity cards and a teacher resource book to ease lesson planning and support enquiry-based learning.

What does the box include?

  • ¬†120 laminated student cards:
    • 20 different investigations organised into five themes
    • Six copies of each card (printable versions as well)
  • ¬†A comprehensive full Teacher Resource Book with full online access.
  • ¬†STEM Box Years 3-4
  • ¬†STEM Box Years 5-6

 

Tick every box with STEM Investigations:

  • ¬†Easy to use
  • ¬†Expert authors
  • ¬†Supports classroom differentiation
  • ¬†Curriculum aligned
  • ¬†Highest quality
  • ¬†Extremely good value
  • For Middle and Upper Primary

 

 

Teacher’s Components

Resource Book and Digital Resources provide:

  • ¬†STEM implementation support
  • ¬†Links to useful resources including videos, learning objectives, apps and websites
  • ¬†Detailed curriculum links
  • ¬†Support to utilise the Design Thinking process
  • ¬†Suggested pacing schedule
  • ¬†Assessment resources such as rubrics and self-assessment
  • ¬†Reproducibles

 

The Design Thinking process:

  • ¬†Made famous by Stanford University Design School
  • ¬†Guides students through the stages required to produce an end product
  • ¬†Stage 1 ‚Äď empathise with and find different points of view
  • ¬†Stage 2 ‚Äď define the issue
  • ¬†Stage 3 ‚Äď ideate by generating lots of ideas
  • ¬†Stage 4 ‚Äď create a prototype
  • ¬†Stage 5 ‚Äď test their design.

 

Student Cards

STEM Investigations are organised into five themes:

  1. ¬†Built World ‚Äďmachines, building designs, town planning and transportation.
  2. ¬†Managed World ‚Äď human-made systems, communities and manufacturing.
  3. ¬†Natural World ‚Äď animal and plant life cycles, adaptations, geological changes, extreme events and chemical science.
  4. ¬†Sustainable World ‚Äď finite resources, human interactions with the natural world and sustainability.

 

Features:

  • ¬†Each investigation card presents a real life situation
  • ¬†Guided enquiry approach
  • ¬†Every card requires the application of STEM
  • ¬†Ability to work individually, in pairs or in groups.

 

How it works:

  • ¬†The challenge outlines key scientific learning and questions to consider
  • ¬†Key understandings identify curriculum links
  • ¬†Key vocabulary lists terms and definitions that are important for the investigation
  • ¬†Key actions give an overview of the task
  • ¬†Design thinking stages explores relevant thinking
  • ¬†The big picture provides a snippet of information to spark student interest.