Unit of Instruction

Kid Spark Basics

Program
Middle School
Targeted Grade Level
6th - 8th
Description

In this unit, students will learn the basics of how to use Kid Spark curriculum and resources in the classroom. Students will get hands-on as they explore different engineering materials and processes that are used throughout Kid Spark learning experiences. 

 

Included Lessons
  1. Kid Spark Basics - Unit Overview
  2. Basic Building Components
  3. Articulating Components
  4. Dimensions, Perspectives, & Measurement
  5. The Design & Engineering Process
  6. The Maker ROK-Bot
  7. Bridge Challenge
Mobile STEM Lab Requirement
Engineering Pathways Mobile STEM Lab
Young Engineers Mobile STEM Lab
NGSS Learning Dimensions

 

Scientific & Engineering Practices

  • Asking questions and defining problems

  • Developing and using models

  • Using mathematics

 

Crosscutting Concepts

  • Patterns

  • Scale, proportion, and quantity

  • Structure and function

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