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Item #: AP9569

Price: $1,200.00

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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# AP9570 AP9571 AP9574 AP9576 AP9569
Topic Climate Change: The Future Is Now Dive In: Oceanographic Engineering Mars: Manifest Destiny Medieval: STEM Through the Middle Ages Out of the Silo: Agronomic STEM
Grade Level Grades 4–5 Grades 4–5 Grades 6–8 Grades 6–8 Grades 6–8
Price $1,200.00 $1,200.00 $1,200.00 $1,200.00 $1,200.00
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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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Use the IMSA Fusion Out of the Silo: Agronomic STEM curriculum Premium Module Kit to explore STEM topics in the context of agronomy, the science and technology of producing and using plants for food and fuel. Students investigate plant genetics, soil science, crop management systems, new technologies and other issues at the forefront of agronomic research. Data analysis, policy development, efficient process design and problem solving will engage learners in a deeper understanding of the role of agriculture in Illinois and beyond. 

Module includes the following units:
• Unit 1: Farming Frenzy
• Unit 2: Tractor Physics
• Unit 3: G-ROW-in’ Soybeans
• Unit 4: Drift Mitigation
• Unit 5: Water Management
• Unit 6: It’s All About Those Traits
• Unit 7: Nutrient Management
• Unit 8: Soil Science
• Unit 9: Amber Waves of Grain
• Unit 10: So High, Silo
• Unit 11: Feed the World
• Extension Activity: Precision Agriculture

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-ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems
MS-ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions
MS-ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution
MS-ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems
MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
MS-LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms
MS-LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms
MS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits

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-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.
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-ESS3-3. Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
MS-LS1-5. Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.
MS-LS2-4. Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.
MS-LS2-5. Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services.
MS-LS4-5. Gather and synthesize information about the technologies that have changed the way humans influence the inheritance of desired traits in organisms.
MS-LS4-6. Use mathematical representations to support explanations of how natural selection may lead to increases and decreases of specific traits in populations over time.