With the IMSA Fusion—Engineering: Design and Build STEM curriculum module,
student-led teams conceptualize, build, test and acquire knowledge while becoming familiar with the engineering design process. Using an open-ended inquiry approach, students are able to foster their creativity while learning to apply multiple skills and develop habits of innovators. Module includes the following units:
• Unit 1: Introductory Activity
• Unit 2: Build-A-Boat
• Unit 3: You've Got Mail
• Unit 4: Hot Rod Hamster
• Unit 5: Let it Roll
• Unit 6: Catapult Wars
• Unit 7: Fusion Five
• Unit 8: Something Borrowed
• Unit 9: Applications of Engineering Design
• Unit 10: Wheeling the Weight Around
• Unit 11: Topsy Turvy
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 (1-year access). 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.IMSA Fusion has found great success in many schools!
Here is what one teacher had to say about the program: “The greatest success was the students learning how to solve problems on their own and assess their own work in order to achieve their goals.”
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.