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FlinnSTEM Premium Modules include an expanded set of materials available for in-depth student inquiry. Provides 32 hours of instruction. IMSA Fusion is a teacher professional development and student STEM enrichment program to maintain or increase student interest, involvement and literacy in science and mathematics. Empower your students with Flinn STEM curriculum modules powered by IMSA Fusion!
|Topic||Biological Toolkit||Climate Change: The Future Is Now||Dive In: Oceanographic Engineering||Mars: Manifest Destiny||Medieval: STEM Through the Middle Ages||Organized Sound: STEM in Music||Out of the Silo: Agronomic STEM|
|Grade Level||Grades 6–8||Grades 4–5||Grades 4–5||Grades 6–8||Grades 6–8||Grades 4–5||Grades 6–8|
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IMSA Fusion Premium Module Kits include an expanded set of materials available for in-depth student inquiry. Provides 32 hours of instruction. Includes materials for students, reproducible student content, detailed digitial teacher content and access to professional development videos about each activity (1-year access).
IMSA Fusion is a teacher professional development and student STEM curriculum program to maintain or increase student interest, involvement and literacy in science and mathematics. The learning experiences focus on helping students “learn how to learn” by emphasizing logical, mathematical and experimental scientific thinking with relatable topics. These curriculum modules focus on students in upper elementary through middle school as research has suggested that these teachers need more opportunities to gain content knowledge and students in these grades lose interest in science and math. IMSA Fusion is versatile to fit your learning environment and can be used as an after-school program or embedded in daily instruction as an elective or co-curricular. Units can provide content knowledge and hands-on experiences related to makerspace projects as well. Contact Flinn for district level pricing.
IMSA Fusion has found great success in many schools! Here is what one teacher had to say about the program:
“It seems that every year our biggest success is how the students learn to work together to problem solve these big ideas in IMSA. Their reaction to finding success in class is fantastic. They work very hard and very well together, as well as learning important skills like public speaking when they present their findings to the group.”
Here is what one student had to say about the program:
“Learning math and science is different from learning in class because it focuses on a more hands-on approach to things. In class, we focus more on tests and worksheets, while IMSA mixes things up.”
IMSA Fusion is recognized as a top program in the nation by Change the Equation: STEMWorks and as one of the top K–12 STEM Programs in America by the Bayer Corporation.
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In the IMSA Fusion—Biological Toolkit STEM curriculum Premium Module Kit, students complete hands-on, inquiry-based activities using laboratory equipment and processes to culture yeast, separate molecules through gel electrophoresis and synthesize and isolate “proteins.” Through designing a biological system using an electronic database, exploring the very basics of our genetic code in DNA and debating the ethical and social implications of this field, students investigate topics at the forefront of biology.
Module includes the following units:
• Unit 1: Whose Job is It Anyway?
• Unit 2: Sizing Up Microbes
• Unit 3: Perfect Plating
• Unit 4: Let's Get Quantitative
• Unit 5: More Than Meat
• Unit 6: DNA Detective
• Unit 7: Parting the Proteins
• Unit 8: The Beauty of Biotechnology
• Unit 9: What's in the Black Box?
• Unit 10: Designer DNA
• Unit 11: Synthetic Biology
For 30 students in grades 6–8.
Note: This product contains culture plates, which are made fresh. Refrigerate upon receipt and for best results use within one month. The product should be ordered as close to the time of use as possible for optimal results. Not normally shipped during July and August. Please specify shipping date.
MS-ETS1-3. Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.
MS-ETS1-4. Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.
MS-LS1-2. Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function.
MS-LS1-5. Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.
HS-LS1-1. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the structure of DNA determines the structure of proteins, which carry out the essential functions of life through systems of specialized cells.