A curriculum that is specifically designed to meet the STEM requirements. This module presents projects and explorations in dynamics or energy and its various forms. As with all STEM-based curriculum, it incorporates open-ended enquiry, and is completely project-based.
Aimed at lower elementary, it contains explorations for each level, prompting children to have in-depth conversations based on a spiraled set of explorations.
The accompanying teacher's notes/manual is carefully designed to give enough information and guidance so that teachers immediately feel comfortable presenting the fundamental concepts.
Includes experiment cards and Teacher's Manual. Concepts touched up are as follows:
- Terms and etymology on dynamics
- Historical figures
- Friction of surfaces
- Friction and heat
- Friction and movement
- Roller coaster design and operation. STEM design project
- Action and reaction
- Spring scale
- Mass and inertia
- Passenger vehicle - STEM design project
- Balanced and unbalanced forces
- Self Powered Car - STEM design project
Look at our Science Flow Chart for Lower Elementary to see how this work fits in with the traditional Montessori curriculum.