The IMSA Fusion—Climate Change: The Future Is Now STEM curriculum module
engages students in a variety of investigations to help establish basic understandings regarding climate science literacy. Exploration through real-time and virtual experiments and the use of web-based applications as well as modeling and engineering experiences will help participants identify the facts, issues and actions they wish to take. Module includes the following units:
• Unit 1: It's the L.A.W.
• Unit 2: Going, Going, Gone?
• Unit 3: Where Next?
• Unit 4: Footprints
• Unit 5: Designer Bags
• Unit 6: Lost Land
• Unit 7: Putting Down Roots
• Unit 8: At the Pump
• Unit 9: A Day at the Beach
• Unit 10: Tracking the Storm
• Unit 11: The Past, The Present, The Future
• Unit 12: Let's Go Shopping
• Unit 13: Swimming in the Carbon Pool
• Unit 14: Raging Waters
• Unit 15: It's Time You Know
Provides 32 hours of instruction. Includes materials for 20 students, reproducible student content, detailed digitial teacher content and access to professional development videos about each activity. Grades 4–5. 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: “Using the Fusion format and activities allows all my students to be successful. Not only are they working with others to understand a topic they are getting hands on experience, they are using higher order thinking skills.”
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.
*Illinois customers contact Flinn Scientific for state program pricing.