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Item #: AP10096

Price: $1,200.00

This item is available for pre-order and will be ready to ship in January.

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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Specifications

Students construct their own conceptual understanding in the IMSA Fusion—Organized Sound: STEM in Music curriculum Premium Module Kit through experimentation and exploration involving science, technology, engineering and mathematics. In this curriculum, students identify characteristics they believe most relevant to music, explore the physics and mathematics behind sound and how it relates not only to sound waves, but to the development of instrumentation and technology. Students explore music as it affects emotion and musical preferences and develop algorithms to predict song choice.

Module includes the following units:
  • Unit 1: Sound, Organized: An Intro
  • Unit 2: Frequency Fractions
  • Unit 3: Patterns in Motion
  • Unit 4: Reed All About It
  • Unit 5: Electronic Music
  • Unit 6: Keys to Perception
  • Unit 7: Predictive Modeling
  • Unit 8: Pipe Dreams and Simple Machines
For 20 students in grades 4–5.

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-PS4.A: Wave Properties
MS-PS4.C: Information Technologies and Instrumentation
MS-ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems
MS-ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions
MS-ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution

Crosscutting Concepts

Patterns
Scale, Proportion and Quantity
Systems and System Models
Energy and Matter
Structure and Function

Performance Expectations

MS-PS4-3. Integrate qualitative scientific and technical information to support the claim that digitized signals are a more reliable way to encode and transmit information than analog signals.
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.