Building the next generation of STEM leaders

 

Easy-to-use

A STEM curriculum can be taught in any classroom, by any teacher.

 

Online, on-demand learning modules

Master what it takes to become a STEM program mentor, even if you don't have specialized STEM training.

 

Robust, reusable and organized

Engineering materials that make teaching STEM programs easy and affordable.

Teacher’s Pet offers Kid Spark’s fun and affordable STEM education programs.

Prepare your elementary and middle school students for a lifetime of interest in science and technology.

  • STEM Identity
    Seeing one’s self as capable of learning and understanding science, technology, engineering and math.
  • Technology Fluency
    The confidence and skills to creatively author with technology to solve real world problems and design new solutions.
Kid Spark offers comprehensive, applied STEM programs for elementary and middle school that include curriculum, professional learning, and mobile STEM labs. The Kid Spark curriculum consists of four progressive learning phases that span from Kindergarten to 8th grade.

Comprehensive Curriculum

Kid Spark’s easy-to-use curriculum can be taught in any classroom, by any teacher. Kid Spark programs build students’ foundational understanding of STEM concepts, then move on to explore more challenging concepts such as mechanical engineering, computer-aided design, and programmable robotics.

Professional Learning

Many elementary and middle school teachers have some anxiety about teaching STEM, especially if they don’t have specialized training in STEM. But with Kid Spark’s online, virtual, and/or in-person professional learning modules, educators find that teaching STEM isn’t just easy—it’s fun, too.

Mobile STEM Labs

Goodbye, popsicle sticks. Kid Spark’s robust and reusable materials make teaching STEM easy and affordable. The entire curriculum can be taught using the same two labs year after year, across grade levels and topics. Simply roll your lab where you need it and distribute a single lab to each team of four students.

Elementary & Middle School Programs (K-9)

Foundational Fluencies

Educators mentor students to develop foundational capacities prerequisite to all STEM learning, like spatial reasoning,
problem solving, and symbolization.

Units of Instruction

  • It’s All About the Blocks
  • I Am an Engineer
  • Is it Strong?
  • Does it Move?

STEM Fundamentals

Students begin to develop STEM identity and technology fluency while exploring applied mathematics, mechanical engineering, and robotics.

Units of Instruction

  • Engineering Basics
  • Mechanisms & Movement
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Robotics – 101
  • Robotics – Exploring Sensors

Applications in Design & Engineering

Students explore challenging STEM concepts from their everyday world, authoring with technology to solve problems and create
new solutions.

Units of Instruction

  • Kid Spark Basics
  • Simple Machines
  • Compound Machines

Systems of Technology

Students use multiple technologies to create system solutions. Explorations include mechanical and structural engineering, CAD and 3D printing, programmable robotics, and integrated design challenges.

Units of Instruction

  • Engineering Basics
  • Mechanisms & Movement
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Robotics – 101
  • Robotics – Exploring Sensors

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