Stem scope and sequence
Stemscopes pacing guide
Curriculum is one of the most expensive aspects of STEM implementation. STEM curriculum development is not something that only specialists in the field can do. Any subject-matter specialist will collaborate with other teachers and use tools to integrate STEM into their lesson plans.
Classrooms who wish to keep STEM instruction costs down would have to create their own program. There are many advantages of designing interdisciplinary STEM training that is tailored to students and staff. Integrated STEM curricula have been shown to improve student engagement and achievement while also making the job of teachers simpler. Here’s a look at how to craft STEM training that can be used in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms:
Writing a yearlong plan or a standards-based STEM scope and series is simpler than it seems. Since science is easily incorporated into all disciplines, schools also use these principles as the basis for all instruction. Science, on the other hand, engages all students and trains them to participate effectively in a modern global economy. As a result, if the sites are planning a kindergarten through twelfth grade learning progression or the spectrum and sequence for a particular grade level, science should always come first.
When you don’t know where to start with STEAM/STEM in your classroom, it can be difficult. You can go in a lot of different directions depending on the guidelines you want to follow, the structure you want to use to hold your class together, the subject you want to concentrate on, and even the technology you want to use in your lessons. It seemed appropriate to share my favorite STEAM/STEM curriculums with conventional STEAM or STEM teachers in mind. While several of these curricula concentrate on coding, it’s important to remember that coding isn’t the only focus of STEAM or STEM. There are several excellent curriculums available, but these are a few of my personal favorites for each grade level.
KIBO is a perfect introduction for students in Early Childhood education because it uses literal blocks to teach students block-based coding (or rather, sequencing skills). It has it all: physical coding blocks that students arrange in a specific order, fun add-ons to customize the KIBO robot, and plenty of opportunities for students to test their code by scanning the blocks and making the KIBO execute it. The curriculum’s units were created with pre-K to 2nd grade students in mind, and they cover a broad variety of topics and skill sets. You will learn more about their program by clicking here.
Baringa, Education Queensland’s first purpose-built STEM school, opened its doors in January 2018. Our’signature practices,’ or consistent approach to quality teaching, ensures that learning is consistent across the classroom.
Baringa State Primary School is a nurturing, welcoming, and forward-thinking learning environment that encourages students to achieve their full potential as global citizens. Every member of our school community believes that every student has the ability to succeed and will. Baringa, Education Queensland’s first purpose-built STEM school, opened its doors in January 2018. Our’signature practices,’ or consistent approach to quality teaching, ensures that learning is consistent across the classroom. Our comprehensive framework includes direct instruction to inquiry learning, with a special emphasis on cross-curricular STEM units taught in every classroom every term. We ‘Imagine, Discover, Together’ at Baringa.
Our STEM curriculum design is based on trust, openness, and a futuristic approach to learning for every child as Education Queensland’s first STEM school. STEM subjects are taught to students at all grade levels. Baringa takes a multidisciplinary approach, integrating STEM disciplines around specific contexts (such as a challenge, question, product, or issue) and a host main learning area centered on the Australian Curriculum. Developing a deep understanding of key learning areas, as well as students’ ability, willingness, and resilience to solve problems while immersed in authentic learning environments, is critical to our STEM agenda. We not only develop students’ capacity to deal with complex and unfamiliar issues through our STEM inquiry units, but we also inspire them to challenge and wonder.
Stemscopes lesson plans
Focusing on the Grey products will include an accelerated program with Objectives, Instructor Guides, Primary/Differentiated Instructional Content, and Formative/Summative Assessments to improve learning through the self-paced EV3 Trainer product for teachers interested in a simplified Robotics-only curriculum (or FLL-prep class).
Using both Grey and Tangerine things in a Technology class will introduce students not only to Robotics, but also to some of the amazing Technology that pervades their lives, for teachers interested in enriching a Technology class with Robotics (and that they will begin to master in this course). Technology lessons are listed in the curriculum in the most logical order, but any can be removed or reordered to fit your class’s scheduling and enrichment needs.
Robotics is an excellent forum for teachers interested in teaching an applied Math/Science course to help struggling students. Applied Math and applied Science are fundamentally present in virtually all Robotics lessons. The aim is not to rush through these units, but to focus on specific lessons that clearly, overtly, and consistently highlight the Math and Science foundations of the Robotics material. Instead of only completing the specified tasks in the “Moving Straight” lesson, students could redesign the robots several times, using different size wheels, and re-calculate the Move Block parameters until progress is easily achieved. The Magenta and Cyan lessons, in addition to the core Robotics tutorial, place a strong focus on Math/Science.