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STEM Curricula

The STEMpreneur works in partnership with the Museum of Science, Boston, serving as a Virginia-based STEM Ambassador. The curriculum developed by the Museum of Science is nationally recognized and meets many educational standards for both science and technology/engineering.

NATIONAL STANDARDS

 

Common Core State Standards

Computer Science Teachers Association Standards

International Society for Technology in Education

Next Generation Science Standards

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STEM Units

​Wee Engineer (PreK - Kindergarten)

  • Engineering Challenge

    • Noisemakers, Fans, Wrecking Balls, Rafts

  • Engineering Units

    • Designing Shelters, Trash Collectors, Robots to Recycle​​​

Engineering is Elementary (K-5)​​

  • Life Science Units

    • Hand Pollinators, Model Membranes, Knee Braces, Oil Spill, Plant Packages 

  • Earth Science Units

    • Windmills, Solar Ovens, Replicating an Artifact, Evaluating a Landscape, Submersibles, Water Filters

  • Physical Science Units

    • Alarm Circuits, MagLev Systems, Windmills, Bridges, Lighting Systems, Parachutes, Machines, Solar Ovens, Animal Sounds, Submersibles, Play Dough Process​​

​Computer Science Essentials (K-5)

  • Comp Sci Units

    • ​Sort It Out, Robotics, Animations, Automated Systems, Computer Games, Digital Images

Engineering Units​

  • Engineering Adventures (Grades 3-5)

    • Bubble Wands, Recycled Racers, Space Gloves, Rockets & Rovers, Electrical Engineering Challenge, Acoustical Engineering Challenge, Flying Technologies, Earthquake-Resistant Buildings, Avalanche Protection System, Invasive Species, Aid Drop Packages

  • Engineering Everywhere (Grades 6-8)

    • Urban Landscapes, Ice Cream​​, Prosthetic Tails, Vertical Farms, Bioinspired Gear, Pandemic Response, Water Reuse Process, Remote Sensing Devices, Bioplastics, Timers, Safety Helmets, Insulated Homes. 

Professional Development

STEM is about application, not rote memorization. The best way to deliver a STEM lesson is to create a classroom environment of “organized chaos.”

THE STEMPRENEUR™ TRAININGS

  • Evidence-based, high quality professional developments

  • Align with and support National and State Standards

  • Help educators teach more and manage less

  • Empower teachers to help challenging students succeed

  • Merge pedagogy with hands-on application and practice

  • Create equitable learning environments to close achievement gaps

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