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XplorStem Academy

Formal online program leading students through the scientific method including NGSS core ideas, safety training, hands-on laboratory,  off-line activity book and 5E lesson plan.
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All supplies needed to complete the hands-on laboratory in the online program.  All reagents can be found in the home and are safe to use in the classroom with common household precautions.

Activity Books

Self-contained, downloadable PDF with hands-on activity using common supplies
Ebooks

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Funded by the National Science Foundation

Featured in the 2021 Department of Education Expo

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XplorStem Academy

XplorStem Academy:
As featured in the Department of Education EDGames Expo 2021
Hands-on formal Science Education web-application that meets NGSS standards for use in and out of the classroom

We are currently taking orders for our first elementary chapter for the 2021-2022 school year

  • Covers NGSS core ideas

  • Students learn through the Scientific method

  • Hands-on lab with well-defined protocol

  • Optional lab kit has all required reagents and consumables

  • Teaches experimental design

  • Includes instruction on data analysis

  • 360 picture of learning through the recreation of historic experiment with art, puzzles, and creative writing

  • Online and offline activities balance student screentime

  • Use out-of-the-box as an independent study activity or customize to your classroom

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Funded by the National Science Foundation

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Featured in the 2021 Department of Education Expo

 
 
Ebooks
  • Stand-alone downloadable PDF books

  • Teach NGSS and other core concepts necessary to complete the lesson

  • Hands-on lab or other science activity with well defined protocol

  • All materials a readily available in the home or classroom

  • Can be completed independently or incorporated into a classroom activity

  • Includes puzzles, art  and creative writing activities to reinforce learning

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Confection Chemistry

Learn to build a fatty acid out of gum drops, jelly beans and toothpicks

  • Beautifully illustrated 23 page PDF ebook

  • Fat and fatty acids are discussed

  • Writing activities and puzzles are included to reinforce learning

  • Students then build a model of a fatty acid using gum balls, jelly beans and toothpicks

  • Detailed step-by-step instructions are included

  • At the end, students are encouraged to build their own molecule, name it and write a story about how they discovered it

  • Appropriate for elementary through middle school

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Introducing

XplorStem Academy's

Ecosystems, Energy and Milk Elementary School Chapter
Content
  • Covers K-5 NGSS standards as summarized in the 5E lesson plan

  • Leads students through the scientific method as they discover the connection between the sun and the milk they drink

  • Students learn about variables, constants and experimental design during the hands-on laboratory

  • All math including graphing and measurement is included in the companion off-line workbook

  • At the end of the experiments, students harvest grass they have grown and recreate the historic discovery of chlorophyll

Preview 5E lesson plan

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Off-line Activity book
  • 78-page book of optional activities

  • Supplemental activities complement and reinforce each part of the online program

  • Activities include puzzles, art, & creative writing

  • A math section is included to provide all skill needed for data acquisition and analysis during the laboratory

  • A history section is included to provide context to the historic experiment completed as part of the lab

  • The lab kit includes everything needed to complete the hands-on laboratory

    • 4 containers of dirt

    • 1 container of grass seed chosen and tested for optimal growth

    • Safety goggles

    • Custom test tube rack

    • Ruler

    • Droppers with graduated measurement

    • Safety goggles

    • Gloves

    • Acetone

    • Thermometer

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Viruses and Soap

Learn how washing your hands with soap prevents the spread of disease

  • Beautifully illustrated 55 page PDF ebook

  • Book leads students through the scientific method

  • Research section covers key concepts including atoms, elements, molecules and fatty acids

  • The connection between fatty acids and soap and virus protective layer is covered

  • Writing activities and puzzles are included to reinforce learning

  • The hands-on experiment tests the best way to remove a model virus (oil) from student hands

  • Detailed step-by-step instructions are included

  • At the end, students prepare and presentation to the CDC and communicate their findings

  • Lab appropriate for all ages, advanced middle and high school concepts are included

  • Developed so that elementary students can complete art and other activities to become introduced to concepts

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