In School - All Grades

Compass Education provides STEM Programs for schools during the class day as part of their Science, Math or Technology Curriculum


Constructive Math and Science Play

12 Sessions – 75 Minutes Each

Preschool students will solve STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) tests using Lego Duplo and other science kits. Activities are all hands-on and story based such as helping the “Three Billy Goat Gruffs” build a bridge to escape from the troll. There is a journal where students are encouraged to draw and record their solutions to various given STEAM challenges. All programs are developmentally appropriate and enhance critical and creative skills at the pre-school level.

Compass EDU - In School - Grades 1 & 2 Ages 6-8
Introduction to Robotics and Programming

12 Sessions – 75 Minutes Each

This program is a great introduction to the world of programming and simple robotics with Lego.  Each lesson requires building models and finding the solutions to given problems. Students also gain an understanding of working sensors such as the tilt sensor and motion sensor. They also learn how to create movement using gears and levers. The “programming” portion enhances logical, sequential and problem solving skills.

Compass EDU - In School - Grades 3 & 4 Ages 8-10
Intermediate Level Robotics and Programming

12 Sessions – 75 Minutes Each

At the intermediate level, students are expected to imagine, plan, build and experiment using different gear systems, motors and sensors. There are guided instructions and challenges given with multiple building solutions. Students are encouraged to work collaboratively in pairs to solve STEAM challenges with a set of Lego bricks.

Compass EDU - In School - Grades 5 & 6 Ages 9-12

Constructive Robotics and Programming

12 Sessions – 75 Minutes Each

This program focuses on building problem solving, creativity and critical thinking.  Students are given various STEAM challenges  to solve with only a certain number or type of Lego bricks. They are also expected to create their own programming sequences to command a desired outcome based on the given STEAM challenge.

Compass EDU - In School - Grades 7 & 8 Ages 10-13
Robotics and Motorized Mechanisms

12 Sessions – 75 Minutes Each

This program is divided into two parts. The first is similar to Constructive Robotics where students are given various STEAM challenge  to solve given challenges with only a certain number or type of bricks. They are also expected to create their own programming sequences to command a desired outcome based on the given STEAM challenge. The second is where students investigate the physical world, Newton’s laws of motion and many other science and math concepts.   Through the different building experiments, students also gain an understanding of balanced and unbalanced forces, friction, distance, time, speed, and weight.


Applied Sciences and Renewal Energy

12 Sessions – 75 Minutes Each

This program provides an opportunity for students to experiment with various modalities the physical world (Physics and Engineering) as well as energy transfer, energy conversion and energy consumption. They will build models that utilize mechanical, solar, wind and water power and test their functionality.  This enables students to learn the basics of renewable energy and learn the advantages and disadvantages of producing energy from natural sources.

Learning Outcomes and Evaluation

Learning Outcomes

  • Predict the outcome of a simple investigation and compare the result with the prediction
  • Repeat observations to improve accuracy and know that the results of similar scientific investigations seldom turn out exactly the same because of differences in the things being investigated, methods being used, or uncertainty in the observation.
  • Choose and use appropriate units and measurement tools to quantify the properties of objects.
  • Students use strategies, skills, and concepts in finding solutions.
  • Students move beyond a particular problem by generalizing to other situations.
  • Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.

 

Evaluation

  • Workbook/Journal completion
  • Oral responses to questions
  • Contribution to class discussions
  • Creation of models that address given lesson challenges
  • Rubrics (for grading)

 

Compass Education provides the following:

  • Instructor
  • Instructional assistant as needed
  • STEAM journal for every student
  • Certificate for each student
  • All equipment needs including projector, document camera, projector stand, laptops, science kits, robotics kits