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IMSA Fusion—What’s the Story, Data?

By: The Flinn Staff and IMSA

Item #: AP9580

Price: $1,200.00

In the What’s the Story, Data? STEM curriculum module, students explore “big data” concepts and create a unique data visualization to convey the story of data they collect. Empower your students with Flinn STEM curriculum modules powered by IMSA Fusion!

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In the IMSA Fusion—What’s the Story, Data? STEM curriculum module, student see first hand that information is all around us and constantly being generated. “Big data” concepts of volume, variety and velocity of data will be explored, and students will create a unique data visualization to convey the story of data they collect. Finally, data will be critically analyzed to test the validity of claims, and students will explore how data can be manipulated to misrepresent a claim. 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 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.

*Illinois customers contact Flinn Scientific for state program pricing.