Unit of Instruction

Kid Spark Basics (Available Early 2020)

Middle School
Targeted Grade Level
6th - 8th

Coming Early 2020!!!

In this unit, students will explore basic engineering concepts such as measurement,  how to make things strong, how to make things move, and how to use a design and engineering process to solve a challenge. These experiences will help prepare students for more advanced Kid Spark units of instruction.  


Included Lessons
  1. Engineering Materials 101
  2. Design Perspectives
  3. The Design & Engineering Process
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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