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UKIT STEM Curriculum

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Our STEM curriculum was created to cover Grades 3-8 Next Generation Science Standards over a 2-4 week period if incorporated into a daily routine. These STEM guides are composed of 3-4 lessons that follow the 5E format, giving students the opportunity to explore various science topics. Throughout each unit, students build and iterate robots using the engineering design process. Perfect for regular classrooms, science classes, or STEM courses, each unit includes a teacher guide and an accompanying student-facing digital notebook.

NGSS alignment for each UKIT:

  • UKIT Beginner – Grades 3-5
  • UKIT Intermediate – Grades 3-8
  • uKit Explore/Advanced – Grades 6-8

Beginner Level Curriculum

Our UKIT Beginner STEM courses were written for students in Grades 3-5 and offer a minimum of 40 hours of instruction. Download our free uKit EDU app to access the builds associated with the Beginner curriculum.

Units include:

A Robot for Golf

  • Robot Build: Golf Club
  • Timeframe to complete: 11-16 one-hour sessions
  • NGSS Correlations
    • Physical Science: 3-PS2-1, 3-PS2-2, 4-PS3-1, 4-PS3-2, 4-PS3-4, 5-PS2-1
    • Engineering Design: 3-5-ETS1-1, 3-5-ETS1-2, 3-5-ETS1-3

A Robot for Saving Wildlife

  • Robot Build: Grabber
  • Timeframe to complete: 13-19 one-hour sessions
  • NGSS Correlations
    • Life Science: 3-LS1-1, 3-LS2-1, 3-LS3-2, 3-LS4-2, 3-LS4-3, 4-LS1-1, 4-LS1-2, 5-LS2-1
    • Physical Science: 3-PS2-1, 3-PS2-2, 5-PS2-1
    • Earth & Space Science: 5ESS3-1
    • Engineering Design: 3-5-ETS1-1, 3-5-ETS1-2, 3-5-ETS1-3

A Robot for Rescue  

  • Robot Build: Dinosaur
  • Timeframe to complete: 16-23 one-hour sessions
  • NGSS Correlations
    • Life Science: 3-LS4-1, 3-LS4-3
    • Physical Science: 3-PS2-2, 4-PS3-2, 4-PS3-4
    • Earth & Space Science: 4-ESS2-2, 5-3SS2-1
    • Engineering Design: 3-5-ETS1-1, 3-5-ETS1-2, 3-5-ETS1-3

Intermediate Level Curriculum

Our UKIT Intermediate STEM courses were written for students in Grades 3-8 and offer a minimum of 46 hours of instruction. Download our free uKit EDU app to access the builds associated with the Intermediate curriculum.

Units include:

A Robot for Weather

  • Robot Build: Windshield Wiper
  • Timeframe to complete: 14-22 one-hour sessions
  • NGSS Correlations
    • Physical Science: 3-PS2-2, 4-PS3-4, 5-PS2-1
    • Earth & Space Science: 3-ESS2-1, 3-ESS2-2, MS-ESS2-5
    • Engineering Design: 3-5-ETS1-1, 3-5-ETS1-2, 3-5-ETS1-3, MS-ETS1-1, MS-ETS-1-2, MS-ETS1-3, MS-ETS1-4

A Robot for the Senses

  • Robot Build: Mybot
  • Timeframe to complete: 16-25 one-hour sessions
  • NGSS Correlations
    • Life Science: 4-LS1-1, 4-LS1-2, MS-LS1-3, MS-LS1-8
    • Physical Science: 4-PS3-2, 4-PS3-4, 4-PS4-1, 4-PS4-2, 4-PS4-3, MS-PS4-2, MS-PS4-3
    • Engineering Design: 3-5-ETS1-1, 3-5-ETS1-2, 3-5-ETS1-3, MS-ETS1-1, MS-ETS-1-2, MS-ETS1-3, MS-ETS1-4

Inspecting a Power Plant

  • Robot Build: Trolley
  • Timeframe to complete: 8-12 one-hour sessions
  • NGSS Correlations
    • Physical Science: MS-PS4-2
    • Engineering Design: MS-ETS1-3

A Robot for Tight Spaces

  • Robot Build: Trolley
  • Timeframe to complete: 8-12 one-hour sessions
  • NGSS Correlations
    • Physical Science: MS-PS4-2
    • Engineering Design: MS-ETS1-3

Explore Level Curriculum

Our uKit Explore, formerly UKIT Advanced, STEM courses were written for students in Grades 6-8 and offer a minimum of 54 hours of instruction. Check out the robot builds associated with the Explore/Advanced curriculum through uCode, our free browser-based building and programming platform.

Units include:

A Bot Above the Tide

  • Robot Build: Sonar Radar
  • Timeframe to complete: 19 one-hour sessions
  • NGSS Correlations
    • Physical Science: MS-PS4-1, MS-PS4-2, MS-PS4-3
    • Earth & Space Science: MS-ESS3-2, MS-ESS3-3, MS-ESS2-4, MS-ESS3-5
    • Engineering Design: MS-ETS1-1, MS-ETS-1-2, MS-ETS1-3, MS-ETS1-4

A Helping Hand

  • Robot Build: Mechanical Arm
  • Timeframe to complete: 15-23 one-hour sessions
  • NGSS Correlations
    • Life Science: MS-LS1-3, MS-LS1-8
    • Physical Science: MS-PS2-2, MS-PS2-4, MS-PS2-5
    • Engineering Design: MS-ETS1-1, MS-ETS-1-2, MS-ETS1-3, MS-ETS1-4

Or-Bot

  • Robot Build: Transforming Robot
  • Timeframe to complete: 20-26 one-hour sessions
  • NGSS Correlations
    • Physical Science: MS-PS2-1, MS-PS2-2, MS-PS2-4, MS-PS2-5
    • Earth & Space Science: MS-ESS1-1, MS-ESS1-2, MS-ESS1-3
    • Engineering Design: MS-ETS1-1, MS-ETS-1-2, MS-ETS1-3, MS-ETS1-4

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