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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! 

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Item# AP9862 AP9570 AP9571 AP9574 AP9576 AP10096 AP9569
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). To receive special pricing for Illinois customers, create or log in to your account (requires IL shipping address) and view your shopping cart.

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—Medieval: STEM Through the Middle Ages STEM curriculum Premium Module Kit, explore the science, mathematics and technology that was developed, altered or utilized by civilization during medieval times. This time period helped lay the foundation for modern science and mathematics, and technological advances abounded. This curriculum focuses on the agriculture, society and epidemiology, engineering, chemistry and textiles and technological developments that led civilization into the Renaissance. 

Module includes the following units:
• Unit 1: Illuminating the Journey
• Unit 2: You Reap What You Sow
• Unit 3: Churning through the Years
• Unit 4: Say Cheese!
• Unit 5: Medieval Measurement
• Unit 6: Marco Polo: Top Trader
• Unit 7: On the Verge of Time
• Unit 8: Rags to Paper
• Unit 9: We are All Made of Stars
• Unit 10: Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down
• Unit 11: Dose
• Unit 12: So Much Depends Upon...Printing
• Unit 13: Everything is Illuminated

For 30 students in grades 6-8.

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematics and computational thinking
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Engaging in argument from evidence
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS2.A: Forces and Motion
MS-ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems
MS-ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions
MS-ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution

Crosscutting Concepts

Patterns
Cause and effect
Scale, proportion, and quantity
Systems and system models
Energy and matter
Structure and function
Stability and change

Performance Expectations

MS-LS1-5. Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.
MS-LS2-1. Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.
MS-LS2-4. Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.
MS-PS1-2. Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.
MS-PS1-3. Gather and make sense of information to describe that synthetic materials come from natural resources and impact society.
MS-PS1-4. Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed.
MS-ETS1-1. Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.
MS-ETS1-2. Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
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.
HS-LS2-2. Use mathematical representations to support and revise explanations based on evidence about factors affecting biodiversity and populations in ecosystems of different scales.
HS-ETS1-1. Analyze a major global challenge to specify qualitative and quantitative criteria and constraints for solutions that account for societal needs and wants.
HS-ETS1-2. Design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering.