steamtrax-banner-cropPreparing K-9 Students for the Challenges of the Future

3D printing is ideal for hands-on exploration, and it provides experiential and project-based learning opportunities in STEAM subjects.

STEAMtrax is an innovative new curriculum for K-9 that integrates engineering and 3D printing technology with core academic knowledge in science, math, language arts, social studies and art. 3D design, printing and scanning are built into each module using the Cube® 3 printer and the Sense™ scanner.

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STEAMtrax Curriculum Modules

  • Problem-based, thematic storylines make learning relevant and fun
  • Hands-on, constructivist learning stations to clarify science concepts
  • Integration of 3D design, printing and scanning built into each module
  • Engineering Project Design Process encourages critical thinking
  • Variety of formative and summative assessments, including rubrics
  • Flexible modules easily align to NGSS or state standards
  • Available in digital or print platform

 

CURRICULUM MODULES AT A GLANCE

 PS 1LS 1ESS 1
3rd*Making a Mining Magnet Machine*Building Beaver Dam Models*Erecting Earthquake Resistant Homes
4th*Making Morse Code Messages*Connecting an Irrigation System*Welding Wind Resistant Roofs
5th*Building a Better Rubber Band Racer*Creating Crab Coverings*Tinkering with Turbines
MS-1 (6th)Creating a Construction Crane*Designing an Efficient Compost BinProducing Plate Tectonic Models
MS-1 (6th)Creating a Construction Crane*Designing an Efficient Compost BinProducing Plate Tectonic Models
MS-2 (7th)Building an Organ Transport Compartment*Synthesize a Solar Leaf Model*Creating Coastal Barriers
MS-2 (7th)Building an Organ Transport Compartment*Designing an Efficient Compost BinProducing Plate Tectonic Models
MS-3 (8th)*Fabricating Football Helmets (Newton’s 3rd law)*Construct a Survival Heat PackMaking a 3D Topographic landform model

PS=Physical Science, LS=Life Science, ESS=Earth Science Systems
* NGSS Integrated Engineering in Performance Expectations