Seven STEM modules with five progressive activities in each (35 activities total). Modules are (1) Kinetic and Potential Energy, (2) Energy Transfer, (3) Renewable Energy, (4) Body Systems, (5) Weather and Climate, (6) Robotics, and (7) Advanced Robotics. Teacher Handbook includes Lesson Plan, Activity Protocols, Student Instructions, and Differentiation Suggestions. Student “Inventors Log” to document methods used to solve problems. Activities are approximately 90 minutes in length. Each Design Lab challenge comes with an Instructional Video.
Design Labs are a more effective way to teaching STEM. They are what 20th century education was lacking: hands-on, active learning that inspires the curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, and initiative.
Students excel in the Design Lab format. They get to do what kids do best: generate ideas, make things, and test them. There are no uninterested students in a Design Lab.
Teachers love Design Labs. All the background work has been done for them. They can focus on interacting with individual students or small teams of students. Teachers don’t need to be subject experts – they learn along with the students and they develop skills in better teaching methods.