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The K'NEX® Education Amusement Park Experience Set provides an opportunity to combine real-world applications with STEM concepts in a middle school classroom environment. Using these materials, students will be engaged and energized as they experience the interrelationships and further their knowledge and understanding of the science, technology, engineering and math concepts associated with such rides and structures. The Teacher's Guide offers a teaching approach that challenges students to take an active role in constructing their own knowledge by engaging in hands-on, inquiry-based learning, and by interacting and collaborating with other students while discussing ideas and concepts, informs the activities associated with the K'NEX® Education Amusement Park set.
The Discover Control Set provides students with an excellent introduction to control systems and allows them to control a series of five models by pressing buttons on the Control Box. The software allows students to write computer programs in easy to understand steps using a model and electronic devices that respond to every press of the buttons. The teacher guide and lessons that will help you guide and facilitate student learning. Using K'NEX parts, the K'NEX Control Box and Discover Control Software with the direction provided in the guide, you will be able to offer students a program of study that uses hands-on exploration in conjunction with an engaging inquiry-based approach to learning as students build, program, investigate, and evaluate ideas. The activities provide opportunities for students to learn aspects of linear computer programming while investigating, discovering and applying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) skills and knowledge.
The K'NEX DNA, Replication and Transcription set is designed to aid in teaching the structure and function of the nucleic acid molecules that make up DNA (deoxyribonucleic acids) and RNA (ribonucleic acids). Excellent demonstration tool at the elementary school level. Curriculum aligned to National Science Education standards for grades 5 – 12.
142 pieces and instructions to build 38 models. Students can construct squares, triangles, quadrilaterals, rhombi, prisms, fractions; plus investigate symmetry. Thirteen challenges included to fine-tune the understanding of shape characteristics and attributes. Set supports 3-4 students working as a team in grades 1-3. Comes packaged in a strong plastic storage case with transparent locking lid. Teacher's Guide included Key Concepts: Shapes, Lines, Segments & Rays, Angles, Congruence, Sides, Faces, Polygons, 2D and 3D Geometric Shapes, Symmetry, Fractions. Set includes 142 K'NEX parts and a 16-page instruction booklet to build 44 models. This set can support 3-4 students working as a team. It comes packaged in a strong plastic storage case with a transparent locking lid. 44-page Teacher's Guide, with vocabulary cards, sold separately.
The K'NEX® Education Energy, Motion & Aeronautics allows students to investigate a variety of concepts related to Newton's Laws and aeronautics. These concepts include aeronautics as it applies to force and motion as well as the effects on individuals who work and live in space. Concepts and activities are fashioned around rigorous content and National Standards in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. The teacher's guide follows a modified version of the 5E instructional model – Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate. Students will use the Scientific Inquiry and the Engineering Design Processes extensively throughout the lessons as they explore, create, invent, and innovate. Lessons include worksheets, key terms, design briefs, design challenges, research and design logs, and rubrics.