Use the IMSA Fusion Out of the Silo: Agronomic STEM curriculum module
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: Precision Agriculture
• Unit 12: Feed the World
Provides 32 hours of instruction. Includes materials for 30 students, reproducible student content, detailed digitial teacher content and access to professional development videos about each activity. Grades 6–8. 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: “I have learned that students are just as good of teachers (sometimes better) than I am! Encouraging a more collaborative learning environment is a direct result of the IMSA program.”
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.